The University of Miami is set to become the first campus to deploy AT&T’s 5G+ and Multi-access Edge Computer (MEC) technology, opening the door for a new level of internet.

A magnified, computer-generated strand of DNA that could be viewed and manipulated by several students wearing spatial computing headsets. Sensors that can detect the slightest change in weather and send that information to phones and tablets to be processed in near real-time.

Imagine art history students viewing some of the most iconic artworks from museums around the world at unprecedented fidelity with experts at their home institutions providing instruction. And instead of it taking several minutes for a feature film or video game to load on students’ phones and tablets, that time would be shaved to seconds.

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These are some of the capabilities of 5G and Edge technology, computing experts say.

“In collaboration with AT&T, the University of Miami will be able to support 5G using millimeter wave spectrum (“5G+”) and Edge technology on its Coral Gables campus, placing the university at the forefront of digital transformation impacting every field,” says Ernie Fernandez, vice president of Information Technology and chief information officer for the University. “It will allow students, faculty, and staff to develop, test, and use the next generation of digital apps, including Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform, in new and exciting ways.”

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