Liverpool 5G Create’s council lead, Ann Williams, has been awarded the Best Individual Contribution to 5G Industry Deployment Award at the UK’s 5G Showcase Awards, hosted by UK5G in Birmingham.
The awards celebrated the ‘achievements and outcomes of the UK’s 5G landscape’ and Ann was recognised for her amazing work driving forward deployment and recognition of 5G technology across the UK.
Ann is a member of the UK5G Advisory Board, helping inform UK5G operations, championing opportunities for 5G in the UK and providing independent, impartial advice to the Government. Ann’s day job is as Commissioner and Contract Manager of Adult Social Services at Liverpool City Council. Her expertise and drive in this area enables her to realise and verbalise 5G’s potential for transforming health, social care and education. Ann’s impressive determination backs a commitment to reducing digital deprivation in Liverpool.
Ann fought off strong competition from amongst the UK’s 5G community for the award. UK5G received more than 100 entries, for their different awards, from across the country. Liverpool 5G Create was also a finalist in the Maximum Citizen Impact and Reach, award category.
Liverpool 5G Create is a 7.2 million DCMS-funded project, (part of the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme) committed to reducing the digital divide and delivering life-changing public-sector technologies, the project has built one of the largest 5G private public sector networks in Europe.
Liverpool 5G’s unique model of delivery offers the same benefits as a Mobile Network Operators (MNO): connectivity, data-support, and low latency, but at an affordable price for the public sector who do not have to pay data costs. The team doesn’t manage a legacy of older technologies, 3G and 4G, like other providers. This gives them agility and the ability to deliver a better service level agreement than is commercially available, vital for health and social care use cases.