Rogers and UBC Extend 5G Partnership Through 2025

Rogers and the University of British Columbia announced on Tuesday a 5G research partnership will be extended through 2025.

The four-year $4.8 million partnership will see 5G research projects such as wildfire management, human teleoperation, and emergency and disaster monitoring.

“Our continued partnership allows us to pursue research discoveries and develop new applications of 5G to address societal and economic challenges,” said Professor Santa Ono, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, in an issued statement. “Together, we are investigating how 5G technology can help to shape and rebuild our world in ways that can have far-reaching positive impacts at UBC and beyond. I am looking forward to seeing what we’ll accomplish together.”

“We started on this journey with UBC three years ago and are proud to have that continue today; bringing the collective strength of Rogers together with the research and academic expertise of UBC creates a formidable combination of talent and resources that raises the bar of 5G potential in Canada,” added Joe Natale, President and CEO, Rogers Communications, in an issued statement.

Rogers and Vancouver-based UBC announced a 5G hub on campus back in September 2018, to deploy 5G network and infrastructure at the university.

Rogers says it has made over $25 million in national investments in 5G research and development, through partnerships with the likes of Communitech, Ryerson University, UBC, University of Calgary and University of Waterloo.

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