MxD and AT&T* today announced they are working together to help accelerate the deployment of 5G to the U.S. manufacturing industry. AT&T is collaborating with MxD (Manufacturing times Digital) to install 5G technology and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) within MxD’s Chicago-based innovation center dedicated to advancing manufacturing innovation.
“AT&T will bring a new perspective to our mission of helping U.S. manufacturers build every part better than the last,” said Chandra Brown, CEO of MxD. “This is the first time we will bring a communications technology provider into our institute. By including AT&T’s 5G network into our manufacturing testbed, our partners will get firsthand access to 5G technology to co-create use cases and test advanced digital manufacturing applications for the future of the industry.”
MxD, formerly the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), is a non-profit that brings hundreds of partners together to advance the future of the U.S. manufacturing industry. Its state-of-the-art innovation center offers its partners an ideal environment to focus on developing, demonstrating, deploying, and commercializing innovations that address manufacturing’s most pressing problems.