Rogers Communications, together with the University of British Columbia (UBC), announced the launch of what it claims to be Canada’s first 5G-powered smart campus in North America as part of their strategic partnership to advance 5G research in the country.

“With 5G at our doorstep, we’re focused on bringing together Canada’s brightest minds to research, incubate and commercialize applications that will transform the way we live and work,” said Jorge Fernandes, Chief Technology Officer, Rogers Communications in the press release. “Our work with UBC is helping design and test Canada’s 5G blueprint and today’s announcement is a critical milestone as we prepare our national network for commercial deployment in 2020.”

This announcement comes as a result of the multi-million dollar 5G research partnership between Rogers and UBC announced last year.

Today’s press release also announced new 5G research projects that are underway at UBC, including earthquake and tsunami detection, digital mining technology, 5G Mobility as a Service (MaaS) all relying on the 5G network deployed at the campus.

For more information see Rogers announcement

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