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AT&T to provide private 5G, MEC to USC’s cancer research center

May 13, 2021

AT&T is deploying a private 5G network, as well as Multi-access Edge computing (MEC), at the University of Southern California’s (USC’s) Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine to support cancer research, treatment and wellness education.

The combination of AT&T’s MEC and millimeter wave (mmWave) network, called its 5G+ service, will allow for faster data capture and analysis and will power new applications within the facility, such 3D tumor imaging and digital bracelets for patients that will map their journey through the 80,000 square-foot facility, allowing for appointment alerts to be sent to patients anywhere in the facility.

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