STEP CG Announces Strategic Partnership With NineTwelve Institute For 5G Zone Innovation Lab

COVINGTON, Ky., December 20, 2022--STEP CG, an innovative and market leading IT solution & Managed Services Provider, today officially announced a strategic partnership with NineTwelve Institute, a full-suite software and 5G rapid development provider, to collaborate on the 5G Zone Innovation Lab in Indianapolis, IN.

This 5G center is the first facility in the U.S. to provide full-suite development and testing capabilities – revolutionizing the speed products get to market while controlling risk and lowering development costs. 

STEP CG is providing its advanced engineering capabilities to integrate emerging 5G and private cellular technologies with traditional wired/wireless, NAC, and security network offerings.

“We understand and embrace the enabling disruption that 5G is making a reality,” said Doug Rapp Vice President, Advanced Communications Laboratory. “5G is enabling connected and autonomous mobility across all industry segments, including IoT-laden smart cities, manufacturing, warehousing, retail, education, stadiums, hospitality, healthcare, airports, etc..”

“5G technology will transform business and our lives in ways that we are only beginning to imagine. It is truly the innovation-enabling platform,” said Ed Walton, CEO for STEP CG. ”The 5G Zone provides a ‘living lab’ to understand and explore what’s possible. STEP CG is the leader in embracing and integrating 5G technologies with traditional network infrastructure.”

Software development and IT operations, called DevOps, will be a critical part of moving these new technologies to the market rapidly and at the quality levels required for critical infrastructure. Both STEP CG and NineTwelve offer application development expertise and resources to assist customers with innovating and developing new solutions with real business value.


STEP CG, LLC is a highly innovative, award-winning, nationwide IT services engineering firm specializing in solutions powered by strategic experts and best-of-breed technologies that guide their clients through complex IT challenges. STEP CG was founded in 2014 and is one of the fastest-growing technology firms in the Midwest. Their portfolio enables enterprises with solutions for wireline, wireless, cellular, cloud, security, collaboration, and managed services. STEP CG is a privately held company headquartered in Covington, Kentucky. STEP CG is where innovation meets execution. For more information, visit STEP CG's website or follow on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

About NineTwelve Institute

NineTwelve, the parent of the Indiana 5G Zone and NineTwelve Convergence, teams industries, governments, and academia to meet critical technology needs. Its unique collaboration platform accelerates the design and implementation of emergent solutions by bringing together the key elements of innovation: collaboration, prototyping and experimentation. By creating these cross-sectoral collaboration networks that design and deliver groundbreaking solutions, NineTwelve focuses on emergent technologies such as 5G, advanced manufacturing, and trusted microelectronics. Learn more:

About Indiana 5G Zone

The Indiana 5G Zone is one of many NineTwelve initiatives, advancing the transformation of physical industries by powering smart cities, intelligent logistics and advanced manufacturing. The testbed is a state-based public-private partnership, the first in the U.S. to enable government, business, and academia to design and commercialize groundbreaking testbed offerings with immediate practical applications; is a mission critical partner solving the challenges of DevOps; and revolutionizes the speed at which products get to market by de-risking investment and time. For more information visit:

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