Colombia edges closer to 5G as Verizon partners with local university

By Laura Mullan
As the race towards 5G heats up, Verizon has struck a five-year partnership with an esteemed Colombian University to help bring the highly anticipated n...

As the race towards 5G heats up, Verizon has struck a five-year partnership with an esteemed Colombian University to help bring the highly anticipated network to the country.

Working with Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas of Colombia (UDFJC University), Verizon will establish a 5G Joint Innovation Research Centre in the country.

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Ricardo García Duarte, Rector of UDFJC University, said that the agreement will accelerate the “development of the next-generation 5G mobile telecommunications technologies in Colombia.”

Through the partnership, ZTE and the university will work together on training, project development, innovation and technologies needed for 5G. 

“ZTE is intensifying its investment in the Colombian market. We will apply our rich experience of building innovation centers with other universities to Colombia to set up the talent training bases and technology innovation centers,” said Wang Haifeng, Vice President of ZTE. 

“We believe that the cooperation with UDFJC University will make fruitful achievements in the long run as it will definitely promote the cultivation of Colombia's telecommunications talents and industry development."

 

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