Driving awareness of marine impact, science in sailing and maritime technology through 5G. Working with Cowes Week and the 1851Trust, aql will build a 5G network across the solent to bring high quality virtual reality (VR) footage and real-time telemetry from the many Solent sailing regattas.
Live + Wild
Working closely with award winning production company, Candour Productions, aql has been challenged to deliver 5G services to support real-time filming in extreme environments, including caving, mountain tops and other hard to reach areas, to create engaging, inspiring content, with multiple camera angles.
Delivering the message of climate change urgency through the power of 5G. aql is enabling the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) funded Eden Universe project to unlock real-time content to augment and reinforce crucial environmental messages. The project will engage audiences using accessible, understandable content such as storytelling, experiences, arts and performance.
5G Factory of the Future
Enabling real-time visibility into manufacturing workflows with 5G. As part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) 5G Testbeds and Trials programme, the 5G-FoF project is developing an open-access industrial testbed to help manufacturers unlock and realise the potential benefits that 5G technology can bring to their operations. The smart factory of tomorrow starts today.
Mobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY)
Connecting people and ‘things’ in forgotten rural communities of North Yorkshire using 5G. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) funded Mobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY) project will explore how 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technology can have a positive impact on rural communities and boost connectivity.
aql, Gulf Oil and a consortium of partners have announced plans to trial self-driving PODs in Leeds City Centre later this year. The ‘super-connected’ PODs will be deployed in a controlled environment on the South Bank and aql will be conducting real-world testing of newly-developed software systems.
WiFi phone boxes
In 2013, aql reconditioned 24 Giles Gilbert Scott-designed red telephone boxes. The boxes were painted blue, converted into solar-powered free WiFi access points, and placed around Leeds city centre. Named “Leeds Electronic Ordnance and Digital Information System”, or LEODIS, after the old English name for the city of Leeds.
An agile new green technology platform that uses low-power sensors and a visual dashboard to monitor changes in behaviour over time. Built around LoRaWAN technology, the platform leverages aql’s expertise in secure mobile communications, the internet of things, and quickly building and rolling out a product at scale.
aql is a founding member of IXLeeds – the Northern internet exchange. We provide all space, power, cabling and support to IXLeeds for free, including cabling to members. The exchange brings value by promoting cooperation between network operators in the North of England, improving the quality of local traffic and attracting national and international companies.