UBC, Rogers renew $4.8M partnership focusing on 5G research, development

November 19, 2021
The University of British Columbia and Rogers have renewed a four-year, $4.8M partnership that will focus on 5G research and development. Projects in the partnership include a 5G system to monitor forest conditions; a telemedicine project that will use 5G, mixed-reality haptics, and control theory to reach rural and remote patients; and a medical system designed to address large-scale emergencies using 5G slicing and low latency. “Our continued partnership allows us to pursue research discoveries and develop new applications of 5G to address societal and economic challenges,” said UBC President Santa Ono. “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.” Financial Post (BC)