Monday, 01 April 2019 10:39

Nokia showcases ‘world first’ live 5G campus network at Hannover Messe


Nokia is showcasing future industrial applications running over a live 5G network at the Hannover Messe trade fair currently being staged in Germany.

The 5G Arena at the fair — which runs from 1 April to 5 April — is being powered by a Nokia 5G network, which Nokia says provides reliable wireless connectivity for several leading industry players to present their 5G demonstrations to a large audience.

The showcase is using Qualcomm mobile test devices to connect and Nokia says the 5G Arena at Hannover Messe 2019 will be the “world's first industrial 5G campus network of this scale and diversity”.

Showcases in the 5G Arena include:

  • Bosch Rexroth – a human machine interface with 5G-enabled emergency stop capabilities;
  • Festo - predictive maintenance based on 5G-collected data sets;
  • Götting – an automated guided vehicle (AGV) with live video streaming over 5G;
  • Phoenix Contact – replacing industrial Ethernet with 5G for process control;
  • Siemens – asset analytics in the cloud with various data points collected via 5G;
  • Weidmüller – an energy monitoring solution of the welding process in car manufacturing at Volkswagen; and
  • Zeiss – a 5G-connected process quality control system for the automotive industry.

"The smart, connected factories of the future will not only be able to make things, but make decisions too. We are very proud to support these live over-the-air demos with Nokia and European industry players to what 5G will make possible for industrial IoT," said Enrico Salvatori, senior vice-president and president, Qualcomm EMEA, Qualcomm Europe.

"Qualcomm Technologies has been a key enabler in the industrial IoT for years, and we look forward, with 5G, to continuing to make Industry 4.0 a reality in Europe and around the world."

Kathrin Buvac, president of Nokia Enterprise and chief strategy officer, said, "The fourth industrial revolution promises massive gains in productivity, disruptive customer experiences, and new business models."

"Next-generation networks, including 5G, will enable this industrial transformation and beyond with network reliability, capacity and low-latency features. We are delighted to work with Deutsche Messe AG and Qualcomm Technologies to bring industrial use-cases to the 5G Arena including intelligent factories, where workers are safer, equipment is smarter, and efficiencies are higher."

Nokia recently announced it now has 30 commercial 5G deals, which it says demonstrates its “extensive portfolio of 5G capabilities”.

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