“We’re unlocking the economics of private 5G by putting together all of the pieces,” said Cole Crawford, CEO and founder of Vapor IO. “Enterprises want private 5G coupled with powerful edge applications, integrated to fit their needs and delivered as a service. Enterprises don’t buy technologies. They buy solutions. We’re perfecting them in Las Vegas, then taking them nationwide.”
The city of Las Vegas participated in this process at the DISH Summit by providing access to their network and facilities. In return, the city could observe how \ Vapor IO’s Kinetic Grid combined with DISH-owned PALs and integrator leadership created an ecosystem of digital applications, including real-time video inference used for public safety. Based on this demonstration, the collaborators are now working with the city to explore other 5G applications, like telemedicine services for at-risk populations.
“Wireless services and edge applications will be a cornerstone of the Las Vegas Smart City. These new technologies will help advance important city initiatives, including those that boost workforce development, serve at-risk populations and enhance public safety,” said Michael Sherwood, chief innovation officer, city of Las Vegas. “We’re proud to make Las Vegas a hub for 5G innovation and the place where new business models and services are being tested and deployed, like the ones being demonstrated by DISH Wireless and Vapor IO.”