On December 6 and 7, Oliver Hüttig, Klaus Pfarr, Frank Meisel, Jens Domgörgen and Sascha Hellermann were our COCUS representatives at Connected Germany in Mainz. The show allowed us to have an exciting and stimulating exchange with other experts, decision makers, and equipment suppliers around broadband connectivity, 5G networks, and benefits and commercial 5G use cases.
Monetization and capitalization for commercial 5G use cases
Sascha Hellermann was part of the panel moderated by Karin Loidl with Meik Gawron from the Federal Network Agency and Kerstin Larsson-Knetsch from Vodafone on the topic of “Monetisation and capitalisation of commercial 5G use cases”.
The focus was on:
During the panel discussion, the audience gained insight into how the Federal Network Agency grants in their licensing. While they are behind expectations, with two license applications per week, they have nevertheless created an important set of tools for many companies to build their own networks. After all, with their own 5G license, companies can achieve independence from mobile providers in the required use cases.
Vodafone explained to visitors their good public mobile network rollout and support for their customers’ 5G use cases for private campus networks, including their current project in autonomous train services.
In practice, it is clear that enterprise use cases are the drivers of digitization and the use of 5G campus networks. Accordingly, we went into more detail about the enterprise perspective in the panel discussion.
Commercial 5G use cases from a business perspective
With a view to the topic of monetization and capitalization, the key cases for us are those in which 5G is a key driver for research and development or can also be applied to reduce operational costs. 5G offers a major advantage over WLAN when it comes to a large volume of data transfer and traffic, real-time communication between devices or intelligent, autonomous real-time decision-making.
This is also reflected in our current 5G projects. COCUS is equipping the seaport of Wismar with a standalone 5G campus network to automate processes and optimize process control. The “PORTABLE 5.0” project is being funded with 4.1 million euros by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport. Other German ports should be able to benefit from the solution in the future. Automotive supplier ZF is also benefiting in the field of autonomous driving with its own 5G Campus network from real-time data transmission to optimize processes. With the recently expanded Erich-Reinecke test site for commercial vehicles in Jeversen, ZF is contributing to the testing and development of new mobility solutions and technologies. Read more
Outlook for the development of commercial 5G use cases
3GPP, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, is a worldwide cooperation of bodies for standardization in mobile communications. Release 16 currently prescribes the key improvement areas of and with 5G for the future. Now it is up to all industry market players to create the necessary ecosystem and develop the required hardware and software.