Introducing 5G Innovation To Major Construction Projects
Cambridge, UK, 1st February 2021 – AttoCore, the developer of scalable and flexible 4G and 5G core network solutions is pleased to announce that it has been selected to participate in the UK government’s 5G Create programme, as a consortium partner of the 5G-AMC2 project.
The project will be an enabler for digital solutions that improve construction productivity within BAM Nuttall and the wider UK construction industry. Additionally, it will help grow UK technical capability in the field of 5G. The project will be delivered by a consortium led by BAM Nuttall partnered with AttoCore and Building Research Establishment with additional funding coming from the government.
AttoCore’s role in the project will be to deliver its Atto5GC Standalone Core into two private networks being built at an office location in Kilsyth, in Scotland’s central belt, and at a BAM construction site at Kergord in the Shetland Islands. The private networks will be deployed with the Release 15 standard, upgrading to the Release 16 standard following development and will be implemented in the n77 band, allocated by Ofcom to support the deployment of non-public (private) networks in the UK.
The consortium is led by BAM Nuttall, a civil engineering subsidiary of the Royal BAM Group, which is one of Europe’s largest construction companies, employing 20,000 people globally, with an annual turnover of £7 billion. BAM Nuttall is a founder of the Institution for Collaborative Working and is a world leader in digital construction.
The consortium also includes BRE Group, a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre, with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, through research and knowledge generation. Entering its centenary year, BRE has been raising the standards of the built environment since 1921.
Commenting on involvement of AttoCore in the 5G-AMC2 project, David Neil, AttoCore CEO said “We are delighted to learn of the award of a 5G Create grant from the UK government. The 5G-AMC2 project is a great opportunity to push the boundaries of 5G based innovation in the construction industry, whilst providing a highly visible showcase for non-public (private) networks and telecoms vendor diversification. We are really excited that our Atto5GC Standalone Core will be deployed as part of this project and that the funding provided by the UK Government will accelerate the availability of our Release 16 compliant software. AttoCore is proud to be part of the 5G-AMC2 consortium with BAM Nuttall and BRE Group and we look forward to working with them on this very innovative project.”
AttoCore develops ultra-mobile core network software technology that can be deployed in consumer, enterprise and service provider scenarios. Small footprint and high quality make it particularly well suited to non-public (private) network, neutral host and rural Fixed Wireless Access applications. Deployment can be at the enterprise site, in the Cloud, as a standalone network, or interconnected with existing network services to extend wireless services anywhere in the world.