DOCOMO launches first open lab on Guam

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Docomo Pacific Guam officially opened the island’s first 5G Open Lab in its Tamuning headquarters on Wednesday.

As the only Docomo open lab outside of Japan, it opens opportunities for local businesses and global partners to use the space and Guam’s first 5G environment to collaborate on  tech-related solutions for businesses, education and virtual learning, health and telemedicine, utilities, and other areas.

Docomo also announced their 5G Open Partner Program, which has an expanded network of around 2,400 companies and institutions from around the world. 80 companies from Guam are currently participating in the program.

“We have a long history of innovation so, it is only natural for us at Docomo Pacific to deliver the 5th generation of mobile technology to you, first,” Roderick Boss, Docomo Pacific president, and CEO said.

Boss said the open lab is a major step forward in transforming the way we connect, communicate and experience the world.

The development of the 2,374 square foot space started in late January 2019. Through the lab, partners can perform testing of new 5G compatible services. The lab has spaces for meetings and 5G solution demos.

The lab can be used to experience augmented reality, virtual reality, and immersive training.

Docomo Pacific Guam is a subsidiary of NTT Docomo. The Japan-based telecommunications network operates three 5G open labs in Tokyo, Osaka, and Okinawa.