AT&T, Purdue University Partner For 5G Research Lab

Purdue University College of Engineering and AT&T are building a new lab that will expand research into 5G technologies. The collaboration will provide a test bed for entrepreneurs and researchers.

Indianapolis is already a pilot city for telecommunication companies to test 5G wireless networks, but some are hoping to take it a step further.

AT&T Indiana president Bill Soards says the new Purdue Research Lab will increase understanding and development of 5G technology in areas including advanced manufacturing, agricultural technology and more…

“Here in the Midwest, and especially in Indiana, we have an economy that’s rooted in the physical economy,” says Soards. “Very heavy in manufacturing and agriculture and transportation and all of these industries are ripe for disruption by technology.”

Soards says this is the second partnership of its kind AT&T has with a university. The other is in Florida with the University of Miami.