With the new 5G mobile communication standard, in the future not only consumer will be able to communicate with each other but also masses of devices. This is because, in addition to a large number of sensors and devices, it also enables cars and machines to be connected to each other. That’s why the 5G mobile communications standard is considered a key technology for taking the Internet of Things to a new level. For example, in the future complete smart factories can be build on the basis of 5G private campus networks. This makes the technology particularly exciting for industry 4.0 companies.
In the industrial sector 5G is often used in connection with private 5G campus networks. These are also known as Mobile Private Networks (MPN). 5G campus networks are completely independent private networks that are set up for a specific area and are used exclusively in this area. At some industrial sites these campus networks are already in operation and create benefits in three areas: coverage, control and security.
Within a private campus network, consistent coverage is ensured across all defined premises. The owner has complete control over all aspects of the network, including prioritization and allocation of capacity for different use cases. In addition prioritization in handling all data and can customize security policies. Many companies today use wired technologies (such as EtherNet/IP, Profinet or Profibus), often supplemented by Wi-Fi. But especially in large buildings, production areas, especially outdoors, or for flexible processes in motion, the area-wide 5G coverage is particularly exciting to ensure optimized, automated and efficient production processes.
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