Layered Realities Weekend - A 5G Showcase

When: Saturday 17th & Sun 18th March 2018 - 12:00 - 22:00 

Where: Millennium Square and We The Curious, Bristol City Centre.

It gives us great pleasure to announce the world’s first public 5G end-to-end trial.

Free demonstrations and artistic showcases will be running throughout the weekend. 

The ‘Layered Realities Weekend – A 5G Showcase’ is a collaboration between the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab and Watershed.

It is funded by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) ‘5GUK Testbeds and Trials Programme’.

Please see the module boxes below for more information on the Univerity's individual demonstrations. Locations are as follows:

All demonstrations will be located in the large marquee in Millennium Square.

For other events please make sure you book your slot via Watershed website:

Technical Demonstrations are ongoing from 12:00 - 17:00 throughout Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for our demonstrations are not required.

Massive MIMO

More efficient sharing of wireless channels

Smart City Safety

Improving the safety of city inhabitants

Visualization of RF Spectral Waves

Visualisation of Radio Transmissions

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Smart Mobility for Smart Societies

5G in a BOX

Smart Connectivity for 5G


Connecting everything and everyone with light

Layered Realities Weekend

Watershed Collaboration

Project Highlight: 5GUK

Watershed 5G Introduction

Layered Realities Weekend - A 5G Showcase

Over the weekend of 17th - 18th March 2018, the University of Bristol's Smart Internet Lab welcomes you to the world's first 5G public showcase in Millennium Square, Bristol. Demonstrations, talks and artistic experimentation combine in an exciting blend of technology and expression. This event is running in conjunction with Watershed & We The Curious.

Photo Credit: Kaleider's - 'From The Light Of Fire, Our Dancing Shadows'

Watershed Registration

Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol and Watershed invite you to experience next generation wireless connectivity (5G) through a series of artistic and technical events.

Sign up to find out more and be the first to receive all the programme details and secure your spot to take part in this weekend of FREE showcases and demos.

About The Bristol 5G Test Network

The Bristol 5G test network is led by the Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol and the Layered Realities Weekend is part of this research and testing.

Smart Internet Lab has secured funds to establish ‘5GUK Test Networks’ a national asset, funded by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) ‘5GUK Test Networks’. The Layered Realities weekend, 5G showcase, brings together the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab and Watershed, We The Curious, BT, Nokia, Zeetta, Cambridge Communications Systems, PureLiFi and BiO.

The Layered Realities Weekend, 5G Showcase is produced by Watershed on behalf of the Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol.

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