The Liverpool 5G project has been nominated for the ‘5G Innovation of the Year’ Award at the DigiLeaders100 Awards.
Each year, DigiLeaders100 introduces a category designed to demonstrate the amazing projects happening in a new area of digital transformation. This year, that category is 5G Innovation, defined as a project, programme or initiative that demonstrates the wide possibilities and opportunities presented by 5G across all sectors.
The Liverpool 5G network’s Planning Tool, created by partners CGA Simulation, was nominated alongside six other projects, including 5G Rural Dorset & the Eden Universe.
The Planning Tool uses ‘digital twin’ technology, artificial intelligence, and gaming visualisation to create a 3D copy of the project area in Kensington & Fairfield, Liverpool, incorporating local Ordnance Survey/Office National Stats data. This enables those planning a 5G network to work offline first to accurately plot line-of-sight for 5G receivers, assessing the environment, and working around obstacles like trees or high buildings. This reduces the manual workload and resources required to plan a 5G network, significantly reducing costs and time required.
The winner of this award will be announced at a ceremony on 11th November 2021.