About Rogers 5G Partnership

Rogers and the University of Waterloo have partnered to build a 5G Wireless Network-enabled smart campus and provide research and development collaboration opportunities anchored in next-generation networks. The partnership is designed to foster collaboration between UWaterloo, Rogers, and third parties that may be interested in research or joint testing of the network and applications.

What is 5G?

Mobile cellular networks have gone through cycles of significant change in the last couple of decades. The fifth generation of mobile networks (5G) will be more than just an upgrade to the 4G LTE, it is a significant evolution enabling a new technology-driven era with large growth in data and connectivity demanded by our continuously innovative modern society and the evolution of internet of things (IoT) with millions of connected devices.

5G applications will span to industries beyond communications, including automotive, transit, manufacturing, healthcare and more. In the near future, 5G will enable an immersive experience, autonomous control, cloud-based robotics, machine intelligence, real-time control and remote operations that will improve our everyday experiences and encompass applications such as:

What will 5G Deliver?

Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC): 5G will provide significant improvement in latency reaching 1-10 ms.

Massive machine-to-machine communications: 5G will boost the connectivity of IoT devices from 10k to 1 million/km2

Enhanced mobile broadband: 5G will reach peak data exchange rates of 1 – 20 Gbps providing significantly faster speeds with greater capacity.

Network slicing: A dedicated network slice on a 5G network could be segmented to enable a particular industry, business or application needs of quality of service (QoS), security, or a completely isolated private network.

Infographic describing the applications of 5G with three main branches. The first branch is massive scale communication with secondary branches for wearables, health care monitoring, social network, smart homes, smart cities, and industrial automation. The second branch is extreme mobile broadband with secondary branches for augmented and virtual reality, sports venues, ultra-HD video, video calling, fixed wireless, multiple cloud computing, and video monitoring. The third branch is low latency service with secondary branches for industrial automation, autonomous vehicle, vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to pedestrian, connected drones, remote surgery, and disaster alerts.