5G First Responder Lab:

A Commitment to Public Safety.

The future of public safety technology will be powered by 5G networks. From critical communications, to situational awareness, to virtual reality, to drones; 5G will enable life saving capabilities that will empower the first responders who protect our communities. Verizon and ResponderXLabs are committed to delivering those vital capabilities as soon as possible. 5G First Responder Lab will help deliver that commitment by working alongside boots-on-the-ground to identify the most pressing needs, and the global entrepreneurial community to source the leading solutions. In 2019, 5G First Responder Lab will enable 15 emerging technologies with the power of 5G, and then we’ll deliver those solutions to public safety agencies throughout the country. No whitepapers, no hackathons. Real solutions, real deployments. 5G First Responder Lab will do more than just enable technology; we’ll make sure that technology is what first responders truly need, and we’ll make sure it’s available for every agency. That’s our commitment to public safety.

Program Benefits:

  • 5G Enablement
  • Agency Sales Acceleration
  • Showcase Opportunities
  • Press & Demo Exposure
  • Pilot Opportunities
  • Potential Venture Investment
  • Potential Product Distribution

How would you leverage Verizon's 5G network to drive public safety forward?

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Drones and Robotics

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Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

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Indoor location and Situational Awareness

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Program Highlights







ResponderXLabs enables and showcases cutting-edge technology specially curated to solve the needs of first responders and public safety industry. Utilize the experience, lessons learned and best practices from over 500 entrepreneurs that have come before you in this challenging industry. Learn how our Program is helping entrepreneurs turn the unique challenges that have made the industry so challenging for past innovators into opportunity.

Fully-Vetted, Deployment Ready, Solutions.

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Learn how we’re shaping the future of 5G.

See all the ways we’re testing next-gen 5G technology for tomorrow’s businesses.

Our work
on 5G.

At Verizon, we don't wait for the future. We build it. That's why we built our own 5G technology to accelerate testing and drive the development of the worldwide 3GPP 5G standard.

And we continue to work with our technology partners to further advance 5G technology and reach important milestones on the path to full deployment in the lab and, most importantly, in the real world.

Building tomorrow's future, today.

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Collaborating at the cutting edge

At Verizon’s 5G Labs we work with local innovators to grow the 5G ecosystem. Together, we explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new applications and hardware, and rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. Verizon’s 5G Labs are open for collaboration in New York City, Washington D.C., Cambridge (MA), Los Angeles and Palo Alto (CA). Find out more on Verizon's 5G Labs here.

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