Postsecondary researchers use 5G networks to connect, develop technologies

Researchers at postsecondary institutions across Canada are developing technologies that use 5G networks to complete operations in other parts of the country. Navneet Alang of University Affairs describes the projects that researchers across Canada are embarking on, such as Manitoba-based Professor Dr Ekram Hossain’s work on machine-to-machine 5G networks, which enable machines to communicate with each other wirelessly over large distances, and Western University researcher Dr Kevin Shoemaker’s use of the 5G network to develop apps that help calm users during periods of anxiety. Institutions such as Western University, Carleton University, the University of Waterloo, and Université Laval have launched or are launching 5G networks on their campuses to support research. “Like much about 5G, however, the process of transforming research into real-world applications is slow,” concludes Alang. “For the time being, we’re left waiting for the work of these academics to bear fruit, hoping that the reality will live up to expectations.” University Affairs Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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