5G Connected Tram – From WM5G

Working with West Midlands Metro and GoMedia, West Midlands 5G (WM5G) is exploring how 5G connected trams can create new possibilities for the region’s public transport.

Trams collect a variety of valuable information, including CCTV footage and tram performance and maintenance data. Currently, this information is accessed and downloaded manually, outside the hours of operation. To hasten this process, we equipped a tram with a 5G solution from Icomera.

The increased bandwidth offered by 5G allowed high-definition CCTV footage captured on the tram to be securely and remotely transferred to the Regional Traffic Control Centre while in operation.