SBA Communications and Tilson have joined Purdue University to create a 5G “living lab,” called NineTwelve Convergence, which will feature 5G networking and wireless connectivity. It is set to open in June in Purdue’s Discovery Park District.
“The 5G testing center is an important addition for Discovery Park District’s strategic goal of providing cutting-edge connectivity services for all those living, working and learning in the district,” said Piyush Raj, managing director of connected venues at SBA Communications. “These important collaborations lay a strong foundation that can make the district a national leader in 5G and all that is needed for the dynamics involved in high-speed bandwidth.”
Located at the “front door” to a top research university, NineTwelve Convergence provides an environment for collaboration and includes a full-suite of solutions to solve the challenges of DevOps, including building, integrating, testing, configuring and releasing products to market.
The 5G center will provide a full-suite of development and testing capabilities, increasing the speed at which products get to market while at the same time controlling risk and lowering development costs. The 5G center will focus on emerging technologies in essential fields such as advanced manufacturing, hypersonics and microelectronics.
Software development and IT operations, called DevOps, will be a critical part of moving these new technologies to the market rapidly and at the quality levels required for things like critical infrastructure.