Betaden founders make the most of 5G access


In Summary

General | 4th August 2022
Alumni of Worcestershire technology accelerator BetaDen are singing the praises of the accelerator’s partnership with 5G Testbed as a Service provider nexGworx.

In Detail

Located at the Malvern Hills Science Park in Worcestershire, nexGworx began life in 2016 as Worcestershire 5G - part of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) Testbed and Trials research and development project. Following the success of its programmes, it was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Malvern Hills Science Park (MHSP) in Spring 2021, rebranding as nexGworx and providing 5G ‘Testbed as a Service’ to manufacturers looking to trial products and services over 5G.

Being co-located at MHSP meant collaborating with BetaDen was a natural development, setting BetaDen apart from other accelerators across the country by supporting cohort members to access 5G networks indoor and outdoor networks to test their technologies and develop their understanding of its existing and potential capabilities to shape their services.

Most recently in cohort 5, two companies in particular - Prizsm Technologies and Conigital - have both seen measurable benefits to their businesses as a direct result of the access to nexGworx’ services provided during their time at BetaDen.

Prizsm offers hyper-secure data storage and communications, enabling anyone to easily protect and secure their information within the public cloud. Prizsm’s unique multi-cloud distribution approach enables businesses to retain data safely at all levels of security classification.

Adrian Fern, co-founder & CTO of Prizsm Technologies, says: “Access to the nexGworx 5G Testbed in the Malvern Hills Science Park provided a unique opportunity for experimentation, testing, trials, and proof of our next-generation secure cloud store-and-forward solution, Prizsm EDGE. Support is delivered by a team of experts with years of experience and technology integration skills that proved vital in helping us, Prizsm Technologies - a BetaDen Cohort 4.0 company, to successfully deploy our disaggregation and pseudo-random distribution algorithm in the 5G MEC. The nexGworx 5G team and stakeholders are approachable, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful, and we thank them for their support in maximising this exciting opportunity for us. We have since been able to use the Testbed to demonstrate our technology platform to a number of interested clients.”

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