AT&T and the University of Connecticut (UConn) in the US are working together to create a private network at Stamford Lab using 5G, millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, and the Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC) calculation. The 5G network will allow the university to develop academic programs that will explore new use cases and expand business activity.
AT&T’s collaboration with UConn is supported by the Connecticut Innovation Ecosystem and StamfordNext to bring the potential of 5G to further the Stamford data science initiative. This includes the Start-up Studio project, called the Technology Incubator Program (TIP Digital) and the future hiring of a team of professors for data science research.
“With UConn-Stamford and AT&T 5G together, the possibilities are as exciting as they are limitless.” John Imra, President of AT&T New England, said, “In the hands of UConn, ultra-fast and reliable connectivity will open doors of opportunity to students, businesses and society, enabling innovation in areas of Countless. “
The integration of 5G service with mmWave will enhance the laboratory’s ability to serve the state, district, and university by strengthening Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem. AT&T and UConn hope the new 5G lab will support a wide range of tools and technological innovations that can help the university expand its work in entrepreneurship and data science.
Construction of the laboratory, with the private 5G network, is expected to be completed in mid-2021.