Verizon 5G Innovation Hub

Students, faculty, startups and corporations can now test 5G-enabled solutions at the Research Park’s headquarters, EnterpriseWorks.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service at the Innovation Hub will drive new research and development around using 5G for machine learning, IoT, robotics, artificial intelligence, guided vehicles, drones, manufacturing process automation, virtual reality, data analytics and more.

  • State of the art high bandwidth 5G signal available in lab (coverage in lab only)
  • 4G (LTE) signal also available
  • A private 4G/5G network core (installed on site) supports routing to Internet and hosts running 5G applications on the UIUC LAN


Starting in April 2023, the Verizon 5G Innovation Hub is now hosting open hours (see the Research Park calendar for dates and times).

During the open hours, Verizon’s hub advisor will be available to provide overview of the hub, the technologies, and address questions. We may also have specific topics for discussion and invite subject matter experts from Verizon or its partners. You are welcome to visit this hub, and explore how the next generation wireless technologies can benefit your work, your research, your business, or your community. This is an opportunity for open sharing of ideas, so please feel free to bring your questions, thoughts, and topics of interest.

You are also welcome to visit the hub virtually during this hour, using the access info at the end of this invitation.

This Hub is equipped with a private wireless network with the latest 5G technologies. It is independent from the Verizon commercial network, and some of the technologies are more advanced than what’s been deployed in the commercial network. It can support innovative development work such as new device testing, application/network integration, and edge computing.

Contact the Verizon hub advisor, Zhenjun Zhu, with questions. EMAIL: [email protected] PHONE: 1-630-352-6360.

The Hub is located at EnterpriseWorks Room 209 (second floor). EnterpriseWorks is located at 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. Parking is free. There is also bus access via the LINK on MTD.

Open Hour Virtual Visit Access Info

Time: 4 – 5 PM Central Time
Meeting ID
Phone Numbers (‪US)‪+1 929-324-2918
PIN: ‪410 215 296#


The Verizon 5G Innovation Hub opened in October 2020. View photos of the grand opening here. Watch the grand opening recap video here.

Verizon 5G Innovation Hub Highlighted by EdTech Magazine

For meetings, initial engagement discussions and demos at the Verizon 5G Innovation Hub, contact Zhenjun Zhu at [email protected]

Verizon 5G Lab Research Park

Verizon 5G Innovation Hub FAQ