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Port of Felixstowe lands funding for UK government 5G trial

Hutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe has been selected as part of the government’s 5G trials and testbeds programme to drive investment and innovation in 5G and to support the development of new use cases and commercial deployment.

Strategically located on the UK’s southeast coast and within easy reach of major ports in northwest continental Europe, the Port of Felixstowe is the UK’s first purpose-built container-handling facility, and is also the country’s largest and busiest container port.

Its latest phase of development, Berths 8 & 9, provides additional deep-water capacity for the world’s largest container ships and, with three rail terminals, the port also has the busiest and biggest intermodal rail freight facility in the UK. The Port of Felixstowe is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings, which is the owner of UK telco and 5G operator Three UK.

The £3.4m project has received £1.6m from the government as part of 5G Create, a competition to support innovators exploring new uses for 5G to improve people’s lives and boost UK businesses. Using a 5G private network installed by Three UK, the trial programme will see Felixstowe become the largest UK port to