Dorset is loving its 5G


5G RuralDorset – a programme led by Dorset Council and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport – has put out a video explaining some 5G use cases, and it doesn’t do a bad job of selling it.

The mission statement of the £7 million R&D programme is to find out how greater mobile connectivity – 5G namely – can benefit businesses and people visiting rural areas such as Dorset. As such it’s funded a few projects and businesses which are in some way using 5G to do something innovative or useful. The video is essentially there to show off what’s being worked on and get people to explain themselves how they are using it.

The video shows how 5G connected cameras and AI software is helping farmers to look after cattle and educate the next generation, how 5G enabled devices can enable some tools to help with coastal safety for tourists and boost tourism experiences besides, and how offshore wildlife sites can be monitored remotely.

To be fair the video does a better job of pitching some useful examples of 5G implementation than some corporate marketing we could mention from the telco firms who are supposed to be selling it. At least it’s not another VR headset.

Mind you, they didn’t do a good job of selling the video in the press release, a link to which was noticeable by its absence. But fear not, we’ve dug it out for you:



  • Private Networks in a 5G World

  • 5G Networking Digital Symposium

  • LIVE: Getting the Best out of 5G

  • 5G Ecosystem Digital Symposium

  • 2020 Vision Executive Summit

  • TechXLR8

  • BIG 5G Event

  • 5G World

  • 5G Latin America


  1. Avatar James Pryce 18/03/2022 @ 7:32 am

    Hi Andrew

    Thanks for the article!! Slightly concerned that the video link to the end user testimonials didn’t make it over, it was definitely in the press release when uploaded to PRGloo. Perhaps you could contact me directly and we can make sure there wasn’t a system issue please? In the meantime, below is a link to the video the PR was actually trying to promote.

    Kind regards,


    • Scott Bicheno Scott Bicheno 18/03/2022 @ 9:27 am

      Thanks. Was that Youtube link in the PR?

  2. Avatar Nan van Unen 24/04/2022 @ 10:29 am

    Great to see some focus on rural communities and connectivity but none of these use cases actually requires 5G, with possible exception of the remote drone rescue example. All of what is proposed can be done today with 4G or even less!

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