Member network

We are proud to have established strong relationships with a number of key global, national and regional players in communications.


We are keen to extend our collaboration network still further as we define and develop the 5G framework. See more information about the benefits of becoming a 5GIC member and how to join us.

Founding members

Listed below are our founding members by membership type.

National and international collaborations

South Korean Government’s Institute for Information and Communications Technology Promotion (IITP)

The University of Surrey and the South Korean Government form a Memorandum of Understanding partnership to work together on delivering cutting-edge 5G technology.

The collaboration leverages world-class 5G research and innovation in providing the foundation for next generation digital technology.

A formal signing of the agreement took place in September 2016 the Cabinet Office in London.

The 5GIC, which is the largest UK academic research centre dedicated to the development of the next generation of mobile and wireless communications, will collaborate with the South Korean Government’s IITP in delivering 5G technologies.

Digital Greenwich

The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) and Digital Greenwich, part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich announced in July 2016 a ground-breaking partnership that will deliver the technology that will underpin future smart cities.

The partnership leverages world-class 5GIC research and innovation, and will provide the foundation for next generation digital technology, standards and services in a smart city context.

University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) will provide the technological foundations on which Digital Greenwich can build testbeds and trials leading to commercial smart city solutions.

Digital Greenwich will host a 5G Smart City Incubator space for innovators and entrepreneurs to work on new technology that will link transport, mobility, logistics, energy, healthcare and education.

The partnership will leverage the facilities and expertise at both the University of Surrey in Guildford and Greenwich to deliver "smart" resource-efficient, low-carbon, healthy and liveable neighbourhoods within a city. The 5G standardised approach will provide the opportunity to scale solutions at wider city and national level.

Small enterprise technology partners

  • Blu Wireless Technology
  • Cardinality.
  • CBNL
  • Epitomical.
  • Estatom
  • Lime Microsystems.
  • Paremus.

Small enterprise tech members

  • Absolute Validation
  • AccelerComm
  • AceAxis
  • Blu Wireless Technology
  • Boundless Networks
  • Cambridge Broadband Network CBNL
  • Cambridge Comms Sys Ltd CCSL
  • Cardinality
  • Consult Hyperion
  • Countrywide Telecoms
  • Daly International (UK) Ltd
  • Eirtec.
  • Electronic Media Services
  • Epitomical
  • Estatom
  • Fantastec
  • Filtronic
  • Focalpoint
  • Horsebridge Networks
  • Indigo Telecom Ltd
  • Iwireless
  • Lime Microsystems
  • Link Microtek Limited
  • LS telecom UK Ltd
  • Megron Tech Limited
  • MixUp Reality
  • MAC ltd
  • NextG-Com
  • Nextgenaccess
  • Paremus
  • Phoelex
  • Plum Consulting
  • pureLiFi
  • PSNOL.
  • Polystream
  • Quortus
  • Real Wireless
  • Shields Environmental Ltd
  • Spry Fox Networks
  • Swann Group Ltd
  • Tardis Plc
  • Tethir
  • 2IC World
  • Telerail
  • Tencastle
  • Zeetta.

Small enterprise apps members

This category of membership will be launched after our 5G testbed is both operational and adapted for ‘open-use’.

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5G Innovation Centre
University of Surrey