5G and digitalisation at Adastral Park
A tech business hub
- The park is home to 125 British and international businesses including BT, the UK’s largest telecoms company. This makes for an environment that encourages thought and innovation.
- Close to the major markets of London and the Midlands.
- Near Stansted Airport with flights to over 150 international destinations.
Opportunities to collaborate
- Businesses partner with local and national universities that specialise in future digital communications.
- Benefit from training, joint R&D projects and a network of communications hardware on site.
Valuable skills and research
- Over 16,000 highly skilled tech specialists working in the East Anglia region.
- Specialist tech courses provided by world-class research centres and academic institutions.
- 1,725 students studying related subjects.
This opportunity is:
Costs of labour, industrial property and utilities are highly competitive in the UK.
Supported by government
The UK’s visa system is investor friendly and the Department for International trade offers advice on skills, finance and more.
Business networks and access to funding and academic institutions can help you get established and growing.
Adastral Park offers significant opportunities for companies that can design, develop and commercialise technologies for UK telecoms infrastructure including AI, software, cyber security, satellite and quantum.
Businesses entering the UK supply chain could capture a significant share of the global 5G market.
Nokia has an association with BT that started over 20 years ago. They work closely to design, deliver and operate networks and applications that power the UK fixed and mobile telecommunications and broadband infrastructure.
Nokia has grown its presence at Adastral Park. It helps them work more effectively with BT, improving quality and reducing development times. The next phase of collaboration is on preparing the UK for 5G services.
Tethered Drone Systems (TDS)
TDS joined the Innovation Martlesham catapult based at Adastral Park in 2018 as a start-up. It now leads the UK market in design, development and manufacture of tethered, unmanned aircraft systems that operate within the UK Civil Aviation Authority regulations.
Zellabox, which started in Australia, is partnering with BT to bring its rugged, secure and remotely managed micro data systems to Europe.
They have a UK manufacturing site in Cambridge and are also at Adastral Park. At the park they can strengthen their long relationship with BT and get active guidance from them. They also make the most of the innovation ecosystem, onsite support and community events.