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University of Tennessee and AT&T to enhance research capabilities

University of Tennessee and AT&T to enhance research capabilities

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT), and AT&T are working together to develop innovative new capabilities powered by AT&T 5G using millimeter wave spectrum (5G+) and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) technology on the UT campus.

The AT&T 5G+ network is expected to enable the university to make an impact in several industries.

UT is the hub of a research community and the addition of AT&T 5G+ technology can enhance its research capabilities to help solve issues that impact the university and the outside world.

An expert faculty group from multiple departments in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering has been created to collaborate on research and teaching.

AT&T 5G+ and MEC will provide a high-speed private network on campus that can bring ultra-low latency, ultra-high speeds and better capacity. Combined 5G and Edge technology can support unprecedented digital learning, research and development opportunities.  

Dr Donde Plowman, Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, said: “We are excited to bring the expertise and talent of our faculty together with the capabilities of an industry leader like AT&T to solve real world problems. Our collaboration will not only provide a better network on our campus for students, faculty and staff, but it will also create opportunities for innovation and collaboration that could change the lives of Tennesseans.”

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