VMware To Explore 6G Tech With New Canadian Research Center
Joseph F. Kovar
VMware is working with several Canadian industry organizations and higher education institutions to build the VMware Next G-AI Research and Innovation Center, the goal of which is to develop the infrastructure, networking, and application development technologies on which future 5G and 6G technologies will be built.
VMware Tuesday unveiled the opening of a new Canadian-based research center focused on developing the kinds of technologies it says are needed to advance the IT industry on the path towards enhanced 5G and 6G.
The new VMware Next G-AI Research and Innovation Center was opened in Montreal, Quebec after being built together with Mitacs, Centech, and the IEEE.
Mitacs is a Toronto-based non-profit national research organization that connects private sector companies and local and international universities to develop innovative technologies.
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Centech is a Montreal-based non-profit organization that supports high-tech companies an project from conceptualization to commercialization.
The VMware Next G-AI Research and Innovation Center is aimed at combining VMware’s multi-cloud infrastructure, networking, and modern application development capabilities with modern cloud-native development, AI, and machine learning technologies to target emerging 5G and 6G technologies, the company said in a statement.
VMware did not respond to a CRN request for more information by press time.
The VMware Next G-AI Research and Innovation Center is located within Centech and the Ecole de Technologie Superieure, or ETS, of the University of Quebec. ETS is a Montreal-based public engineering school.
The center is targeting three programs.
The first is applied research in partnership with Mitacs to develop sustainable 5G+ and 6G technologies and help move the Internet to an open grid.
The second is a research and innovation lab to provide researchers and industry with access to the latest hardware and software to help validate and demonstrate key concepts.
The third is the VMware Tanzu Modern Software Factory aimed at giving VMware customers and partners access to VMware Tanzu open source technologies and solutions, including Spring and .Net development tools, developer accelerators, automated container build service, provide Kubernetes support, and improve software supply chains.
VMware CTO Kit Colbert said in a statement that Montreal has one of the world’s most significant clusters of AI researchers along with a thriving innovative startup community.
“Through partnerships with researchers, startups and industry partners, we will be able to bring together cloud, networking and AI to build 6G technologies that are sustainable and centered on human needs,” Colbert said.