StarHub partners Nanyang Polytechnic to launch 5G experience centre

Local telecommunications firm StarHub has partnered Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) to launch an experience centre for 5G technologies to to accelerate 5G innovation and create a new cadre of new talents.

Located at NYP’s School of Engineering, the NYP-StarHub Application & Experience Centre for 5G (APEX 5G) Centre is an all-in-one facility for training talent, industry co-development, and testing new use cases.

StarHub’s 5G network running on 3.5GHz and 28GHz trial spectrum will power the proof-of-concepts at the centre.

Photo courtesy: StarHub
Photo courtesy: StarHub

At the launch of the centre on January 7, practical 5G case studies across different industries were showcased. SGH is trialling solutions that will enable real-time monitoring of patients at the Emergency Department to help staff identify or alert them to those who require immediate attention. The NYP-StarHub APEX 5G Centre showcased how this can be achieved with 5G capabilities.

“5G infrastructure is going to be a game-changer for industries. This timely partnership with an industry leader like StarHub will help groom our students to be at the forefront in these exciting times," said Jeanne Liew, Principal & CEO, Nanyang Polytechnic. ​

Peter Kaliaropoulos, Chief Executive of StarHub, said, “As longstanding partners, StarHub and NYP have been sharing expertise to nurture talent and advance technological solutions in healthcare, cyber security and data analytics applications. We are delighted now to broaden our scope of collaboration with NYP to foster a vibrant ecosystem, co-create next-generation mobility services, groom talent, and deliver to our customers and community the benefits that 5G has to offer.”​