Monthly Archives: March 2017

Westcott 5G Resilient Communications Centre

The Satellite Applications Catapult, supported by the Buckinghamshire & Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, is establishing a 5G Resilient Communications Centre at the Westcott Venture Park in Buckinghamshire. The Centre will give platform and applications developers access to the latest 5G equipment without having to make a substantial upfront investment in expensive infrastructure, allowing them to rapidly prototype and commission new services and applications under representative real-world conditions ahead of market roll-out. The Westcott Centre will work closely with the 5G Innovation Centre based at the University of Surrey to ensure strategic alignment and adoption of common standards.

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Technology Cluster to benefit from Silverstone Park Enterprise Zone status

The UK Government has awarded Silverstone Park ‘Enterprise Zone’ status which could save companies locating to the high-tech business estate more than £250,000 in rates relief across the next five years.

The status was approved following a successful bid to Government by  Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) and Silverstone Park developer MEPC.

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