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- T-Mobile announced the new DevEdge Developer Platform with access to open source projects and resources such as pre-certified modules, chipsets and devices.
- T-Mobile is also expanding the ecosystem with the Tech Experience 5G Hub, T-Mobile Accelerator and T-Mobile Ventures.
- T-Mobile is also working with partners Disney StudioLAB and Red Bull to test and create new experiences.
T-Mobile announced 5G Forward, a series of steps to drive developer innovation on 5G. Beginning with T-Mobile, its new developer platform, DevEdge, will provide developers with the resources they need to develop on 5G, without having to wait for carriers to help. T-Mobile is also expanding its ecosystem with an innovation center that gives developers the tools they need to test new ideas. T-Mobile is also investing in Singlewire and Spectro Cloud.
T-Mobile also announced partnerships with Disney StudioLAB and Red Bull. The partnership with Disney StudioLAB will allow companies to explore new immersive experiences such as mixed reality and virtual presence. They will also be able to explore new modes of distribution.
Red Bull wants to take live-action sports to the next level with 5G powered drones and cameras. This would allow Red Bull to deliver multiple streams with cameras on the helmet or cockpit as well as the drone.
T-Mobile also noted that 5G usage on its network had reached 50% of total traffic. That’s not too surprising given the size of T-Mobile’s 5G coverage. It also helps that most of the best Android phones can take advantage of T-Mobile’s 5G network.
T-Mobile DevEdge is a developer platform that aims to provide developers with the resources they need to get projects off the ground with 5G. This includes access to things like pre-certified modules, chipsets, and devices. They will also have access to existing open-source projects to enable compliance monitoring and improvements to their projects, among other things.
Developers can visit the DevEdge website to sign up or learn more. T-Mobile is also offering 1000 free developer kits for the first developers to sign in when it becomes available in June.
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With the Tech Experience 5G Hub, T-Mobile is also strengthening its own innovation ecosystem. This 24,000-square-foot space is located right next to T-Mobile’s National Technology Lab in Seattle. Available to partners of all sizes, this space allows access to new 5G capabilities before they are widely deployed. There are makerspaces, an area for drone testing, access to T-Mobile’s full-layer-cake spectrum, edge computing, network slicing, and private network installations.
It also allows access to T-Mobile engineers to help develop 5G solutions. If you would like to submit your project, you can do so on the Tech Experience website.