5G Innovation Centre

The 5G Innovation Centre brings together leading academics and key industry partners in a shared vision to help define and develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin the way we communicate, work and live our everyday lives in the future. 

5G at the University of Surrey

Centre and facilities

Our facilities include an independent testbed for trialling emerging 5G ideas, proving concepts, validating standards and vendor inter-operability testing.

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5G research

Our research addresses the key challenges in the development of a 5G infrastructure capable of providing connectivity for future technologies.

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Our people

Our team combines expertise in key technical areas with a collaborative, industry-focused approach.

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5G media enquiries

We can offer expert comment to the media across a range of 5G-related topics.

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Latest news

Press release

British universities to debut world’s first 5G end-to-end network at Mobile World Congress [26 February – 01 March]

The University of Surrey (5GIC), University of Bristol and King’s College London will this week [26 February – 01 March] debut the world’s first end-to-end 5G network at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Press release

University of Surrey to open new £4million nano-manufacturing hub to kick-start UK’s smart device revolution

The University of Surrey has announced that it will open a new state-of-the-art £4m nano-manufacturing facility that will produce electronics for future smart consumer and industrial products. 

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Press release

University of Surrey shows Europe’s first 5G controlled car

The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) hosted the country's first Transport on Demand (ToD) demonstration of an autonomous vehicle at its unique 5G testbed. 

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Research opportunities

Find out more if you are interested in working for us or contributing to our research activities.

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Become a member

Be part of a centre of excellence in 5G and gain access to leading academics and researchers.

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Postgraduate study

Our courses provide specialised training in engineering aspects of the fast-developing IoT and wireless communications field.

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Featured 5G news

For more top 5G news stories and to browse our archive, visit our news section.

Member network

We are proud to have established strong relationships with a number of key global, national and regional players in communications. We aim to grow our membership further. Discover the benefits.