5G on the Isle of Wight

The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission says,

“5G means seamless connectivity. Ultra-fast, ultra-reliable, ultra-high capacity transmitting at super low latency. It will support the ever larger data requirements of the existing network and new applications from augmented reality to connected vehicles and the Internet of Things, and many more, as unknowable today as the 4G services we take for granted would have been a decade ago.”

A growing number of Islanders are unhappy about the roll-out of 5G on the Island and have been holding protests.

Below are some of the articles relating to 5G on the Isle of Wight.


5G Isle of Wight trial coming this year

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A Government-backed 5G trial will be coming to the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week 2021. 360 cameras onboard the yachts and lots of ways the public can get involved are detailed

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 8:50am

By Cowes Week Organisers with 5 readers' comments

Opinion: Why 5G is feared by some people

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Rich Cattle says that RF radiation is bombarding us all the time and always has been. He can't understand the opposition to 5G and explains why here.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:19pm

By Richard Cattle with 14 readers' comments

Islanders against 5G technology gather for protest

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Isle of Wight campaigners opposed to 5G technology have urged the council to call a halt on the roll-out of 5G until more research is done into its effects.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 12:14pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Growing concern from some Isle of Wight residents over the possible 5G rollout

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Leader of Isle of Wight council says "it's not a priority for us to get to 5G", the CEO says they do not have the power to restrict the rollout, and some residents say "our health and environment come before faster Internet speeds".

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Live reporting: Isle of Wight council debate parking petition, changes to council tax support, Red Box Project and more

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Find out what your councillor has to say about the issues being debated at the November Isle of Wight full council meeting.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Outcome of bid for Isle of Wight 5G testbed

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Earlier this year it was reported that a consortium of Island based organisations had submitted a bid to the UK government to use the Isle of Wight as a 5G test bed. OnTheWight has details of the outcome.

Saturday, 10th March, 2018 11:04am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

UK 5G testbed bid winners announced

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The Government reveals the six 5G testbed areas across the UK that have been selected to share in the £25m funding - and what each hopes to achieve.

Saturday, 10th March, 2018 11:00am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight 5G mobile data: Testbed application made to Government (Updated)

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The upcoming 5G mobile data standard should deliver blisteringly fast speeds (expected to be 100Meg - on your mobile!). A bid has been submitted to have it tested here on the Isle of Wight, way ahead of the rest of the UK's 2020 start.

Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 9:01pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments