FOAM < > Verizon: The exploration into the Future of 5G and Blockchain


Hi all, The FOAM team is excited to share that we have partnered with Verizon as part of Newlab’s 5G Studio to support next-generation industry applications of 5G technology. By leveraging Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network and Multi-Access Edge Computing(MEC) capabilities installed at Newlab, we have been able to experiment and build powerful decentralized applications.

Verizon and Newlab created the 5G Studio to support the development of next-generation applications that will transform industries such as healthcare, mobility, energy, and industrial automation, and more, by leveraging Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) capabilities that are core components to the Verizon network installed at Newlab. This year, six companies were chosen to participate in the Studio’s first cohort—from autonomous robots, and autonomous drone data collection, to AR and VR experiences and machine learning and AI, these companies were chosen for their potential to impact their respective industries with 5G.

This blog post is an overview of work and explorations done over the past months with Verizon on FOAM Location and FOAM hardware for industrial Internet of Things use cases and automation. We look forward to sharing more and will be posting additional information on FOAM Lite, covered in the post with a live demo and directions for community members to start building with the hardware!