5G Connect 2022 Industrie 4.0 © Fraunhofer IIS / Paul Pulkert
5G Connect 2022 Industrie 4.0 © Fraunhofer IIS / Paul Pulkert

5G Connect “Industry 4.0” – The diversity of 5G use cases

On September 29, Fraunhofer IIS hosted the 5G Connect “Industrie 4.0” event in Nuremberg. On site, researchers and users were able to try out realistic application scenarios, from localization and communication to the security of 5G networks. Experts from the various future-oriented fields were on hand for a lively exchange of knowledge about 5G. Our Sascha Hellermann joined the expert panel of representatives from companies such as Trumpf, Qualcomm, VMW, Siemens Technology, Airbus, Continental Automotive Technologies, VDMA, Bayern Innovativ and Valeo.

5G Connect: Test environment for 5G applications

The 5G Bavaria Testbed “Industry 4.0” at Fraunhofer IIS is an open test environment in which production, assembly, logistics and maintenance processes are simulated and measurements are implemented in a reproducible manner. At the 5G Connect event, interested parties from the industry were able to examine the testbed live and test prepared use cases.

There were 15 exhibits and demonstrators at the event on areas driving innovation:

We also believe that trial and error is the best way to help shape the future. That is why we have set up a mobile 5G Lab at our Düsseldorf site based on our Open-RAN-based 5G Packet Core. Together with our customers we realize use cases to test and optimize use cases in a real environment.

With 5G to Industry 4.0

During the event, the great diversity of 5G was highlighted. The joint discussion with outstanding company representatives focused specifically on the market relevance of 5G as a promising tool to significantly promote transparency and efficiency in companies across a wide range of industries.

In the further course of the interactive panel discussion, the focus was on technical, commercial and strategic components of 5G applications. Under the guiding question “What promises has 5G already delivered for industry and where is it heading in the future?” there was broad discussion and all participants agreed: 5G can significantly increase the performance of wireless connections in the industrial environment and thus opens up new opportunities for complex and safety-critical applications.

See more about the 5G Connect event at Fraunhofer IIS in the review:

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