McMaster is the first university to adopt a private 5G millimeter wave network, which will help it lead the way in Industry 4.0 research. PHOTO courtesy McMaster University.
TERAGO Inc has deployed Canada’s first 5G MMwave private network dedicated to Industry 4.0 research in McMaster’s new Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI) in Hamilton, Ont.
Over the next three years, this private network will allow researchers to test and develop new advanced manufacturing technologies that leverage the capabilities of 5G MMwave networks. 5G Millimeter wave networks offer high-bandwidth and ultra-low latency, and can simultaneously support thousands of devices. These new networks will enable industries to lower costs, improve efficiencies and increase worker safety by incorporating innovations in augmented reality, high-speed vision systems, massive industrial IoT deployments and autonomous vehicles, according to TERAGO.
“We are thrilled for the official launch of the 5G Millimeter wave network with TERAGO and look forward to the strategic innovative advancements that this partnership will bring to Canada’s industrial sector,” said John Preston, Associate Dean, Research, Innovation and External Relations with the Faculty of Engineering.
Stephen Veldhuis, MMRI Director and the Braley-Orlick Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering added that as the first university adopting a private 5G Millimeter wave network, McMaster is leading the way for Industry 4.0 research.
TERAGO and McMaster announced their partnership back in November 2021, and have since worked closely to develop use-cases that are being explored by researchers inside McMaster’s new, 21,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility, powered by TERAGO’s 5G MMwave private network.
“We are extremely excited about the deployment of Canada’s first 5G Millimeter private network at the MMRI,” said Matthew Gerber, TERAGO’s CEO. “Our collective teams will now be able to demonstrate what a low latency, high speed millimeter private network can do for Canadian manufacturers that are looking to enhance capabilities, improve efficiencies and lower costs.”