5G Hub is the proud winner of the 2020 Computable Awards in two categories: Hardware & Infrastructure and Digital Innovation.
The ceremony was streamed live last night from Scala Theater, at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, and presented by Eva Brouwer. Offered by Computable.nl and assessed by an independent jury, the award showcases innovative achievements in the ICT sector.
Seen as “an indispensable link in the introduction of the fifth generation of mobile internet in the Netherlands,” 5G Hub’s project was highlighted in the category Hardware and Infrastructure at the very beginning of the ceremony. Mariëlle Sleumer, 5G Hub’s board member on behalf of Brainport Development, celebrated the accomplishment, stating that “the 5G hub in the Brainport region is a great example of how collaboration leads to innovation.“
Later on, the Connected Ambulance was awarded for Digital Innovation. As explained on the nomination page, 5G Hub’s partnership with Philips, the GGD Brabant-Zuidoost, and the Catharina Hospital shows “the possibilities of 5G for healthcare. 5G makes it possible to send more data and to give priority to data traffic by means of network slicing. For example, a reliable connection can be created between a doctor in the hospital and an ambulance team.”
The 5G Hub’s team welcomed the news with enthusiasm. Rene Visser, 5G Hub’s board member on behalf of VodafoneZiggo, said that the distinction “is a real recognition of the strong message of the 5G Hub.“ For him, the ecosystem is key: “We need to work together to achieve results. That is the power of co-creation with so many remarkable organizations.“