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5G cellular technology offers the promise of more bandwidth, greater capacity and lower latency. 5G could enable a new era of edge computing applications, but first, the applications need to be developed.

Among the leading global carriers for building out 5G networks is Verizon, which has a vested interest in seeing the ecosystem of startups and new applications that benefit from 5G continue to grow. To that end, for the last several years, Verizon has partnered with startup incubator Newlab on the 5G Studio initiative. In 2021, the initiative helped seven startups across a range of industrial sectors build out 5G applications and services.

Today, Verizon and Newlab announced the 2022 cohort for the 5G Studio, with a strong emphasis on robotics automation technologies.

“We have continued to just up the game on the sophistication level of the interoperability between devices, networking and software, which is the secret sauce that we’re really focusing on,” said Elise Neel, senior vice president of new business incubation at Verizon.

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A key part of the 5G Studio effort is not just to announce support, but to actually prove technologies out.

“Validation is critically important, especially when you’re talki
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