GE and Verizon Team Up to Test New Industrial Uses for 5G

The partnership will span projects across healthcare, energy and aviation

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Verizon and GE’s technical development arm are teaming up on a 5G-equipped laboratory design to find new ways to put the next generation of wireless services to use in industrial settings.

The collaboration, which will consist of a test bed at GE’s upstate New York research headquarters, will initially focus on innovating around three staples of the industrial giant’s business: Aviation, healthcare and energy. The move is the latest in a series of similar deals from Verizon built around fleshing out new enterprise markets for 5G, including a collaboration with Honda on autonomous cars and a partnership with IBM around edge computing.



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