Salt Lake City

The nation’s first open programmable advanced wireless research testbed 

POWDER-RENEW, a collaboration with municipal and state leadership from Salt Lake City and Utah, is creating an advanced wireless research platform to cover 2.3 square miles of the University of Utah campus, 1.2 square miles of downtown Salt Lake City, and a two-mile corridor in between, reaching a potential population of 40,000 people. The map below reflects current-day deployment. Further development is ongoing.


POWDER-RENEW Interactive Coverage Area Map

Testbed developed jointly with the University of Utah and Rice University


What can you test on the testbed?

The POWDER-RENEW testbed enables innovative research across numerous technical areas including 5G radio development, Radio Access Network (RAN) architectures including split RAN architecture development, network orchestration models, Massive MIMO, and much more.

Click here to visit the POWDER website.


POWDER-RENEW is part of the National Science Foundation’s PAWR program, and is funded in part by NSF award CNS-1827940, and by the PAWR Industry Consortium.