BUSINESS BREAKFAST WITH ERICSSON: 5G AS PLATFORM FOR INNOVATION
The final Business Breakfast of 2023. This time CLS teamed up with Ericsson and the Embassy of Sweden in Lisbon and arranged an inspiring Business Breakfast focused on how to utilize the 5G as platform for innovation. This in specific interest for industrial, manufacturing, and business critical network companies. Read more about some of the takeaways from the breakfast below.
5G brought a new architecture of digital boundaries that all together is changing the way society is handling technology. 5G is the first mobile technology that can really make a change for businesses, due to certain characteristics from a technical point of view. Right now Ericsson is focusing on deploying 5G and already investing in 6G research. 5G will start the process of integrating extended reality in mobile communications and evolving in the future towards 6G.
KEY TAKEAWAYS OF THE 5G POSSIBILITIES:
- Where the 5G capabilities really make a difference is for industry, where we are talking about huge amounts of data, which demands high reliability and low latency. 5G enables a quicker response time, it can go as low as 1-5 milliseconds, which is significantly lower than 4G latency. For example, this is key for collaborative robots in an industrial environment.
- Another possibility with 5G is the high positioning accuracy of up to one meter and below one meter with the features of 3GPP standards. This makes 5G an alternative for mission-critical and business-critical communications and IOT, this means more capacity and the possibility to enable more devices per square meter. An initial use case is for example transportation, 5G is an enabler towards assistant driving and self-driving cars.
- 5G network slicing could also be used to take the sports stadium experience to the next level. For example at the Singapore Formula 1 GP in 2022 a dedicated slice of Singtel’s network was reserved for subscribers of Sports Plus, (a service on Singtel’s video streaming platform), making sure that they can watch the race both on their phone and live simultaneously. This reservation possibility opens up opportunities for commercial innovation.
In Industry there are for example a Few selected use cases demonstrating how 5G capabilities are embraced:
- Maritime Ports, by connecting environmental sensors, surveillance cameras and drones.
- Vehicle Manufacturers wanting to expand and automate factories using connected machines, Digital twins and robots.
- In mining with Autonomous vehicles increasing productivity, remote-controlled solutions to move people out of harm’s way, real-time data tracking monitors people, equipment, and other assets.
- Verticals, like power utilities use cases like Connected workers for safety, and operational performance, Consolidating or replacing legacy technology and enabling digitalization and Insights from real-time asset data
- Aviation, with Automated airside operations, Modernized legacy communication, Connected assets and airport workers