Texas A&M University incorporates Ribbon’s IP wave solutions for private 5G network

Sept. 18, 2023
The new network will support the university’s advanced experimentation, technology development, testing and evaluation efforts.

Texas A&M University (TAMU) has selected Ribbon’s NPT IP Routing for wireless backhaul on its private 5G research network. 

The network leverages Ribbon’s advanced NPT 1800 multi-service aggregation router and NPT 2100 access edge and pre-aggregation router.

Architected to help providers build and operate multi-layer data and optical networks, IP Wave solutions fuse optimized hardware and automation software with an open architecture.

“As one of the world’s most advanced research centers, we require a state-of-the-art network to conduct testing in areas such as autonomous vehicles, robotics, advanced manufacturing, smart grids, software defined networking, next-generation wireless networks, and more," said Michael Fox, Interim Executive Director, ITEC, TAMU. “Working with Ribbon ensures that we benefit from the highest guaranteed performance for these mission-critical communications.” 

Designed specifically for the TAMU research community, the network connects the labs at the Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC) with Engineering and Computer Science labs on TAMU’s main campus, the public safety training area at Disaster City, and the labs and testbeds at the RELLIS Campus.

ITEC has developed several innovations that serve the public as an applied research center, including Next Generation 911 (NG 911), public safety broadband technologies, advanced regional networks, and industry collaboration events and exercises to prove next-generation interoperable communications. Texas A&M ITEC convenes government, industry, practitioners, and academia, creating collaborative teams to identify problems, define solutions, and get technologies from first responders and other front-line professionals for testing and evaluation.

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