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One of few test labs in the Midwest: Studio 5G

Posted by Sam S. on Feb 23, 2024 10:36:58 AM

Studio5G_0029"This has been about 4 years in the making...we started conversations about this lab back when altafiber was Cincinnati Bell and the Bengals hadn’t been to a Superbowl in over 30 years!” said Scott Rash, President & CEO of The Wright State University Foundation, at the long-awaited opening of Studio 5G in Dayton.

After numerous conversations and a trip to Dallas to see Nokia’s test lab, the idea of creating a living, working lab around 5G technology became a reality. In late February, The Wright State University Foundation, altafiber, and Nokia opened a unique 5G Test Lab at Emergence Center One, located at 3070 Presidential Drive in Fairborn, Ohio.

Studio5G_0009Why Studio 5G?

Studio 5G provides a private, hands-on environment to educate businesses about indoor and outdoor 4G/5G technology. This cutting-edge 5G Test Lab-as-a-Service (LaaS) supports both altafiber and the foundation’s strategy to drive economic activity and growth in the Dayton region by connecting businesses with technology.

Organizations are increasingly using 4G/5G technology for their private networks to keep employees and devices connected in large buildings and open spaces. Private wireless 5G technology, like LTE, provides more coverage with greater reliability, deeper penetration with lower latency, and is more secure than typical Wi-Fi networks deployed today. Learn more about Private Wireless Networks here.

Use Cases

altafiber intends to use Studio 5G for validating customer use cases without the extra time and expense of performing proof-of-concepts at customer locations. Use cases for this technology include the following:Studio5G_0060

  • Providing seamless connectivity between customer LAN Networks and end-user devices such as printers, scanners, and tablets.
  • Providing cellular backhaul network to support Wi-Fi access points for large open areas such as parks or golf courses.

This lab can enable business solutions for enterprise customers in the following Ohio and Kentucky Counties: Butler, Clark, Clermont, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Warren and Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton.

If you are interested in learning more about wireless solutions or visiting the lab, please fill out the form using the button below and the altafiber Wireless Solutions Product Team will get in touch!

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Topics: Internet, Business, Dayton, 5G