Verizon is working with Oracle to see how “ultra-wideband” 5G can be used to support industrial applications and use cases.
The carrier enabled private and public 5G networks at the Oracle Industry Lab in Chicago, allowing the company’s customers and partners to identify ways in which next-generation networks can be applied in a variety of industries.
Although 5G networks will allow operators to offer improved communications to consumers and reduce operating costs, the real value is believed to lie in business services.
Private 4G and 5G
The market is currently served by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other LPWAN standards, but 5G promises to fill many gaps.
Unlike previous generations of mobile connectivity, 5G’s super-fast speeds, superior capacity and ultra-low latency mean mission-critical applications can be powered by cellular technology for the first time. 5G will improve reliability, availability and reduce delays.
Visitors to the Industry Lab will be able to see how 5G-supported technologies such as drones, augmented reality, robotics and artificial intelligence can be used to solve problems, increase efficiency and improve productivity .
Verizon’s ultra-wideband network uses frequencies between 3.7 GHz and 3.98 GHz to provide a trade-off between range and capacity, and plans to roll out coverage in more than 1,700 cities across the United States.
“At 5G Innovation Centers across the country, Verizon Business has worked alongside startups, universities and large enterprises, like Oracle, to help our partners develop and test solutions that can transform various industries – all powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business.
“Oracle’s state-of-the-art Industry Lab is the perfect proving ground for this kind of next-level innovation. By uniting Oracle’s full suite of vertical and horizontal technologies with partner solutions and Verizon 5G, we will be able to help our mutual customers reimagine the future of their businesses.
“Our mission at the lab is to bring partners and customers together to forge new paths and solve truly complex problems in a hands-on test environment,” added Mike Sicilia, EVP of Vertical Industries at Oracle.
“As we tackle issues such as sustainability, smarter manufacturing and creating more resilient energy and water systems, it will take an ecosystem of experience and ideas to bring solutions to life. Without a doubt, 5G will be fundamental to these developments and we are honored to work with Verizon to help propel the industries future.