The various possibilities and advantages of private 5G networks do not remain hidden even from the most rural area. The Gesellschaft für Bildung und Beruf (GBB) and the Iserlohn workshops recognized the potential early on. The research project “5G Außenarbeit”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture as part of the Federal Program for Rural Development and Regional Value Creation, is intended to take a closer look at the possibilities of 5G networks in outdoor workplaces for companies and employees in the rural Märkischer Kreis district for a period of 24 months. This concerns exclusively cities and municipalities with less than 35000 inhabitants.
The project partners GBB and the Iserlohn workshops are planning various deployment scenarios of 5G use cases for the Märkisch district as well as the Iserlohn workshops. The purpose of the 24-month research project is to demonstrate that companies can use 5G networks to support decentralized workplaces in rural areas with the help of digital assistance systems. The benefits of this can be reduced commuting times, counteracting the shortage of skilled workers and increased employability, as well as participation and provision for the general public for target groups with specific impairments in rural areas.
The planned roadshow will use COCUS AG’s mobile 5G campus network to demonstrate the various use cases. The transportable Campus2Go offers flexibility, easy connection to the existing infrastructure, individual planning, highest security, availability and quality.
Aim of the research project "5G Außenarbeit": Increasing employability in rural areas
The deployment of 5G networks is expected to increase employability in rural areas. This is intended to counteract the shortage of skilled workers. The project is particularly exciting for field work in sales, trades or care, which until now have not had sufficient technical connectivity via cellular or W-LAN and can benefit from 5G technology. Another goal is the supraregional transfer of knowledge and technology to other rural areas.
COCUS 5G Campus2Go supports the project plans
Through the planned model and demonstration project “5G Außenarbeit”, companies in the Märkisch district will learn how they can use various 5G applications and the advantages of multimedia real-time communication for themselves. One of the biggest advantages of 5G technology is the high data transmission rate and low latencies.
With the flexible and portable 5GCampus2Go from COCUS, the demonstration projects can be set up easily and quickly at companies or institutions and tested independently for a period of about 2 weeks. But demonstrations within the premises of the Iserlohn workshops are also planned.
We are pleased to support the “5G Außenarbeit” research project with our 5G Campus2Go, because we see technology and innovation as a way to connect people and industries, always and everywhere. Fast, simple and sustainable.
The Gesellschaft für Bildung und Beruf e.V. was founded in 1986 and has its headquarters in Dortmund. It is active in the fields of research, innovation and knowledge transfer. Its focus is on projects on digital technologies and practical training in collaboration with universities, vocational training institutions and business partners. The company is involved internationally. It takes a holistic approach to combining education and work and meeting the demands of the modern labor market. Through its work, it contributes to strengthening the education and vocational system and develops forward-looking solutions.
Iserlohner Werkstätten gGmbH is committed to participation and inclusion for people with impairments and currently has over 1,000 employees and 300 employees covered by collective bargaining agreements in its workshops for people with disabilities (WfbM). With the motto Work. Life. Quality. the claim of participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in all areas of life is to be expressed and now also provided with the appropriate degree of innovation.
This funding measure is implemented with funds from the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) as part of the federal program Rural Development and Regional Value Creation (BULE+). The Competence Center for Rural Development (KomLE) at the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE) is in charge of the technical and organizational implementation of BULE+. The IZT Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT-Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung gemeinnützige GmbH) and neuland21 e.V. are responsible for the technical support and evaluation of this funding measure on behalf of the BLE.