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Verizon opens lab in London to drive 5G innovation

February 12, 2020 / Sabina Weston
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Verizon has opened its first UK 5G lab in bid to extend its next-generation network clientele into Europe. The London Lab aims to offer a "live Verizon 5G-enabled environment" where start-ups, academics, companies and organisations to work in and "grow the 5G ecosystem". They will be encouraged to co-create and test applications and experiences enhanced with 5G, such as autonomous vehicles, virtual healthcare, immersive education, and responsive gaming. The news comes as the UK expands its 5G network, following the Prime Minister introducing a 35% cap on Huawei equipment. The topic of 5G had previously been a cause of a rift in UK-US diplomatic relations.