5G for Industrial Companies
Networked Future with New Added Value
Industrial companies must further improve their production processes if they want to stay competitive on a hard-fought market. One key technology for such improvement is the connectivity of things – but one that will not be able to develop its benefits to the full until 5G arrives. Companies will be required to build up new, complex 5G campus networks – either alone or in collaboration with telecommunications providers. Depending on the precise issue, however, other connectivity solutions such as IoT narrowband or LTE advanced may also be options. Our health check provides to you orientation points and supports you during your decision-making process.
Detecon 5G Campus Network Health Check
We support our clients in developing an individual strategy and exploit the full potential of 5G campus networks. While the health check helps to identify the right use cases, it goes even further by providing clear guidance for a possible technical implementation.
New Technologies Open the Door to New Business Models
5G includes new concepts such as managed latency/edge, network slicing, massive machine-to-machine communications, and precise positioning. All these concepts give new players the chance to enter the market.
- Low latency makes autonomous driving applications possible by reducing the cycle time between a vehicle and a mobile base station.
- Network slicing is a virtualization feature that brings together multiple logical networks on a physical infrastructure for greater flexibility.
- Massive machine-to-machine communication enables campus networks in which thousands of devices communicate with one another and exchange many different types of information.
- Precise positioning pinpoints the location of self-driving vehicles with an accuracy of less than one meter.
As more and more devices are connected, the amount of data generation also increases exponentially. Higher download speeds combined with low latency enable virtual reality, augmented reality, and next generation games. These concepts and use cases go far beyond the improvement of mobile broadband because completely new services and business models become possible.
Application Scenarios for 5G
Detecon has developed a trend radar that clearly points out the extent to which industries and the success of applications depend on latency. Exact predictability and reliability of the network infrastructure is essential to all developments.
These examples illustrate the effects of low, medium, and managed latency on various use cases. Robotics and remote operations require extremely low latency while managed latency is sufficient for content delivery.
The possible future scenarios are manifold. Virtual reality glasses turn a football match into a perfect experience, autonomous drones and robots will take over mail delivery in the future, faster response will save human lives in future emergencies – a virtually infinite array of applications becomes possible because of 5G. The Detecon Innovation Radar offers an insight into current trends in the telco sector.