T-Mobile’s New Innovation Center Opens in The Spring District

5G Hub in Spring District
T-Mobile’s new Innovation Center, called 5G Hub. Photo Credit: T-Mobile

T-Mobile recently opened their new Innovation Center in The Spring District. Named “5G Hub”, this space is intended to foster development of their 5G wireless technology applications, devices, and solutions.

The facility features flexible spaces that are intended to promote ideation and collaboration along with the resources to develop and create. At the Hub, partners of all sizes can access new 5G capabilities before they’re broadly deployed and work alongside T-mobile engineers.

The new Innovation Center is located next door to T-Mobile’s National Technology Lab. T-Mobile felt that being situated next to their lab allowed for employees to tap into the latest technologies and resources, and bring that into the Innovation Center.

The announcement of the 24,000 square-foot facility comes at the same time that T-Mobile announced a series of other bold moves designed to drive developer innovation and 5G. This also included a new developer platform, venture investments, T-Mobile Accelerator participants, and strategic 5G partnerships with Disney and Red Bull.

The Spring District is a transit-oriented development and neighborhood, composed of 36-acres and 16 blocks. It is near the future East Link light rail, slated to open in 2023.

Facebook’s headquarters are located in The Spring District, along with other leased Meta offices. The neighborhood also includes a soon to open locally-owned craft brewery, and the Steve Ballmer Building, called the “Global Innovation Exchange”, which was chosen as a collaboration by University of Washington and Tsingua University of China, and Microsoft, to deliver education to innovators from around the world.

Amazon recently announced that along with Sound Transit, they plan to build 233 affordable apartments in The Spring District, in an effort to tackle the affordable housing crisis through innovative solutions. Since the launch of the Amazon Housing Equity Fund in January 2021, Amazon has invested more than $1.2 billion to create or preserve over $8,000 affordable homes for families earning between 30% to 80% of area median income.

5G Hub in Spring District
Photo Credit: T-Mobile

Source: Downtown Bellevue Network