Digital Locations Joins Experimental 5G Wireless Network
The Company’s application was accepted to perform research on Powder – the future of wireless networking in a city-scale “living laboratory”
Digital Locations, Inc., a developer of cell tower sites for the 5G revolution, announced that its application was accepted to perform research on Powder – the future of wireless networking in a city-scale “living laboratory.”
Powder (the Platform for Open Wireless Data-driven Experimental Research) is run by the University of Utah in partnership with Salt Lake City and the Utah Education and Telehealth Network. In addition to state-of-the-art off-the-shelf equipment, Powder will deploy cutting-edge radio hardware and software being developed by the RENEW team lead by Rice University.
Powder-RENEW is part of the National Science Foundation’s PAWR program and is funded in part by NSF award CNS-1827940 and the PAWR Industry Consortium.
“This is an interesting opportunity for our company,” said Bill Beifuss, President of Digital Locations. “We will now be able to collaborate with cutting edge 5G companies to learn more about 5G applications under real world conditions. Salt Lake City and New York City are the only two cities in the country the FCC has designated innovation zones to test 5G.”
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Mr. Beifuss continued, “5G has the potential to enable new applications, industries, and business models and dramatically improve quality of life around the world that require high data-rate instantaneous communications, low latency, and massive connectivity. We intend to use Powder to learn about new applications and business opportunities in mobile, eHealth, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, smart homes, and the Internet of things (IoT).”