A motion has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament by Brian Whittle MSP for South Scotland asking that the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the Scotland 5G Centre is to open a new 5G innovation hub within the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre in Kilmarnock.
Motion ref. S6M-03929
Kilmarnock Site Selected for 5G Innovation Hub
Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Murdo Fraser, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Tess White
That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the Scotland 5G Centre is to open a new 5G innovation hub within the HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre in Kilmarnock; understands that the hub will support economic growth through the deployment and adoption of 5G technology and act as a business enabler to accelerate strategic partnerships and leverage new applications for the technology; recognises what it sees as the transformational potential of the wider deployment of 5G connectivity, especially in rural areas like Ayrshire; considers that the placement of the hub within HALO offers new opportunities to create a centre for tech innovation within Kilmarnock, which, it believes, will build on HALO’s existing approach to be a hub for digital and cyber skills; notes what it sees as the considerable potential opportunities for economic growth offered by 5G, and looks forward to seeing continued expansion of the technology across the country.