AT&T Tests 5G-Enabled Robots with Edge Computing with Jabil's Badger Technologies

AT&T Tests 5G-Enabled Robots with Edge Computing with Jabil's Badger Technologies Image Credit: Jabil

AT&T and Badger Technologies, a product division of Jabil, are working together to accelerate retail automation using autonomous robots with 5G wireless networking capabilities.

Badger Technologies’ robots empower retailers to improve operational efficiencies and customer experiences by identifying out-of-stock, mispriced or misplaced inventory as well as store hazards. These advanced mobile data collection systems can fill major gaps in the collection and sharing of vital in-store data and images, but also can tax a store’s existing Wi-Fi network.

To better enable seamless, uninterrupted network connectivity, the AT&T Foundry is testing 5G connectivity with Badger Technologies’ robots in a multi-access edge computing (MEC) environment. The goal is to demonstrate how 5G using millimeter wave spectrum and edge computing could provide Badger Technologies and retailers with the lower latency and high throughput required to process and share vast amounts of data while running concurrently with other in-store network applications.

Tim Rowland, CEO of Badger Technologies
Working with AT&T enables us to better support our retail customers by delivering information faster to increase store efficiencies, improve customer service and boost profits.

Mo Katibeh, CMO, AT&T Business
Badger Technologies’ robots can help retailers make sure they have products in stock and in the right place, increasing customer satisfaction. That leads to increased revenue. That’s the power of data.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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