Verizon launches 5G Innovation Hub with University of South Carolina


What do you want to know:

  • Verizon is bringing 5G Ultra Wideband service to the University of South Carolina’s Innovation Center housed in the McNair Center.
  • With Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, innovators can develop and test real-world 5G solutions for use cases such as manufacturing, healthcare, and civil infrastructure.
  • Initial projects will include manufacturing quality inspection and defect detection, healthcare asset management, and drone visual inspection of roads and bridges.

NEW YORK – Verizon and the University of South Carolina are studying how 5G Ultra Wideband can transform industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and civil infrastructure, among others. To do this, Verizon and the university have launched the Innovation Experience Hub, powered by Verizon 5G, hosted at the McNair Center in Columbia, South Carolina, where students, faculty, entrepreneurs and corporate partners can collaborate to test and create new solutions powered by Verizon 5G Ultra. Broadband, which is available in some areas.

Hub innovators will leverage 5G connectivity and solutions to help improve manufacturing processes through quality sensing and defect detection. In healthcare, they will test how 5G can improve emergency response by enabling remote health monitoring and real-time analysis of patient vital signs, as well as management of connected assets. hospital, to streamline asset recovery and dispatch operations. For civil infrastructure, researchers will examine how 5G communications can improve road and bridge monitoring with condition analysis and reporting, as well as visual drone inspection of roads, bridges and bridges. buildings, using AI-driven computer vision.

“Working with the University of South Carolina, we have a great opportunity to collaborate with dozens of partners to imagine and develop new 5G-powered solutions by leveraging the latest technologies, including large-scale IoT, intelligence, computer vision and augmented reality,” said Jennifer Artley, Verizon Business senior vice president for 5G acceleration. “Verizon is the network America relies on. Giving researchers access to Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, with its high bandwidth and low latency, can accelerate the innovation process, leading to new solutions that will transform how businesses operate and grow.

“Our relationship with Verizon exemplifies the benefits of partnerships between the University of South Carolina and the business community,” said university president Michael Amiridis. “It aligns with our goal of expanding research opportunities that solve problems and accelerate discoveries.”

This commitment is part of Verizon’s broader strategy to partner with corporations, startups, universities, national labs, and government/military organizations, to explore how 5G can disrupt and transform nearly every industry. Verizon operates several 5G labs in the United States that specialize in developing use cases in industries ranging from healthcare to public safety to entertainment. Additionally, Verizon is working with various customers to establish on-site 5G innovation hubs as part of an ongoing initiative to co-innovate and create new 5G applications.

Learn more about Verizon 5G technology here.

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