Telecoms expert and smart city advisor Intelligens Consulting is celebrating a commission on 5G and tourism.
The commission is to support an established client (a UK local authority) to support its ambitions to stimulate and accelerate the rollout of 5G connectivity across its city.
Intelligens Consulting’s client successfully secured capital funding from the UK
Government’s Towns Fund. Part of that fund will now be used to accelerate the rollout of
The capital will be used to identify and implement an anchor 5G use case based on tourism
to unlock and accelerate investment in 5G.
Iqbal Bedi, Consulting Director at Intelligens Consulting said: “Last year, through extensive
market and client engagement we determined that 5G could play a vital role in supporting
the tourism sector kick starting the economy, post COVID-19”.
The use case will build upon the findings of 5G pilots funded by the department for Digital
Communications Media and Sport under its 5G Test Beds and Trials project and will draw upon 5G tourism projects in parts of Asia where 5G rollouts and use cases are more established.
Bedi said: “Unless there is a good reason, there is no point in reinvesting the wheel.”
He continued and pointed out examples of how 5G can be used in tourism, “By using
AR we can bring historic places alive digitally thereby providing a truly immersive visitor experience.”
Other examples that will be considered will include deploying autonomous pods to transport
tourists to hotspots in an environmentally friendly mode of transport for example.
This project seals Intelligens Consulting’s position as a true leader and innovator in 5G.
Intelligens Consulting encourages local authorities and tourism related organisations to get
in touch with them if they wish to understand any aspect of this commission in more detail
and to learn how they could benefit from 5G.