5G centre and facilities

Situated on the University of Surrey’s Stag Hill campus in Guildford, the 5G Innovation Centre houses 170 researchers in a purpose-built building.


At the heart of the 5GIC is a state-of-the-art testbed – the world’s leading independent testbed for trialling emerging 5G ideas, proving concepts, validating standards and vendor inter-operability testing. This equips researchers with a fully functioning advanced 4G network which, over time, will be upgraded to a fully fledged 5G system, enabling the development and testing of 5G prototype technologies in a real-world situation.

The testbed covers an area of 4km2 comprising indoor and outdoor environments and supports broadband mobile and IoT.

Specialist laboratories

The Centre also hosts dedicated specialist laboratories for network testing and management, and communications electronics.

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5G Innovation Centre
University of Surrey