Birmingham is a major city in the West Midlands that holds much rich industrial history, with multiple landmarks from the 18th Century Industrial Revolution that show its past as a manufacturing powerhouse.
Due to its central location in England, Birmingham is a major transport hub, with Birmingham Airport and Birmingham New Street, the busiest railway station in the UK outside of London. Birmingham also boasts having more miles of canal than in Venice, with its impressive canal system that remains from the industrial revolution.
In the present day, it is considered a metropolitan city, and the second-most populous city in the UK.
As the UK’s second-largest city, Birmingham boasts having more software developers, programmers and software architects than any other region. Over recent years, digital technology businesses have transformed the employment landscape in Birmingham, driving productivity and re-imagining traditional industries and there’s no sign of it slowing down
In 2019 Birmingham city has been chosen to be a testbed area for the 5G telecom networks, with the first-ever 5G rail station launched at New Street and it is also set to host the 2020 Commonwealth Games.