In a visionary move towards a digitally empowered future, the seven North East local authorities (LA7) are positioning the region at the forefront of advanced wireless connectivity.

Key information

Total project funding amount: £3,795,826

Project date(s): -

Category: Government Funded

Location(s): The Council of the City Of Sunderland - North East Combined Authority

Status: Open

Shaping the region’s digital landscape and leveraging the power of 5G, these projects use connectivity as catalyst for a sustainable, thriving future: 

  • 5G-Enabled Port Operations: Aiming to enhance port competitiveness and safety whilst reducing environmental impact. 
  • Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems: Improving road transport efficiency within cities and between strategically vital industrial locations (such as Nissan and the Port of Tyne), this project will redefine regional transportation dynamics. 
  • 5G-Enabled Event Production and 360º Live Broadcasting: Acknowledging the region’s flourishing creative sector, this project will grow the North East’s pioneering reputation, and enhance its standing as a tourism and inward investment magnet. 
  • Advanced Wireless Sensor Technology on Farms: Driving automation, increasing efficiency and improving environmental sustainability, this technology will empower farmers with real data collected from a network of on-farm crop, soil, livestock and environmental sensors. 

Underpinning the North East as a national centre of excellence for terrestrial and non-terrestrial 5G use-case development and adoption, projects will accelerate economic, social and wellbeing impacts of advanced digital connectivity through rapid adoption and scale-up across key sectors.

Organisations participating in this project

Sunderland City Council

Sunderland City Council provides leadership for the city of Sunderland and surrounding metropolitan borough, with dedicated services to support residents and local businesses.

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