The nation’s first open programmable advanced wireless research testbed
Testbed developed jointly with the University of Utah and Rice University
POWDER-RENEW, a collaboration with municipal and state leadership from Salt Lake City and Utah, is creating an advanced wireless research platform that will cover 2.3 square miles of the University of Utah campus, 1.2 square miles of downtown Salt Lake City, and a two-mile corridor in between, reaching a potential population of 40,000 people. The map above reflects current-day deployment. Further development is ongoing.
What can you test on the testbed?
The POWDER-RENEW testbed enables innovative research across numerous technical areas including 5G radio development, Radio Access Network (RAN) architectures including split RAN architecture development, network orchestration models, Massive MIMO, and much more.