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AT&T, Rush System to Establish Nation’s 1st 5G Hospital

AT&T and Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center and the Rush System for Health are working to bring the first standards-based 5G-enabled hospital to the U.S. 5G technology will be used in parts of the hospital in various use cases.

“We strongly believe 5G is a game-changing technology that, when fully implemented, will help us support better hospital operations as well as provide the highest quality patient and staff experience,” said Rush System’s Dr. Shafiq Rab. “High-speed, low-latency 5G technology will help enable care to be delivered virtually anywhere at any time.”

The Rush network of healthcare providers and hospitals is poised to take advantage of AT&T’s 5G network, cloud-based Multi-Access Edge Computing and other advanced network-related technologies as they become available. AT&T MEC services will enable Rush to manage its cellular traffic over both its local network and its wide area network.

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