The University of British Columbia and Rogers Communications have launched what CBC calls “Canada’s first 5G-powered smart campus.” The launch will allow UBC researchers to test real-time 5G applications ahead of Rogers’ national release of the network next year. The new 5G system will offer speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second, making it approximately 100 times faster than 4G technology. “The purpose of the installation on our campus is to look into how 5G will be used in the future [and] at projects that make use of the technology and try and understand some of its boundaries,” said UBC VP Research and Innovation Gail Murphy.

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