Siemens and Qualcomm have come together to set up a “proof of concept” test for a private 5G network. The network will use the 3.7-3.8 GHz band in an industrial environment, and Siemens will provide the test environment at its Automotive Showroom and Test Centre in Nuremberg, with Qualcomm providing the 5G test network.
Industrial 5G is a gateway
Siemens will use the test centre to develop new products for its automotive industry customers.
“The Automotive Showroom and Test Centre enables Siemens and Qualcomm Technologies to test all the different technologies in a standalone 5G network under actual operating conditions and to come up with solutions for the industrial applications of the future,” the companies stated.
“Industrial 5G is the gateway to an all-encompassing, wireless network for production, maintenance, and logistics. High data rates, ultra-reliable transmission, and extremely low latency will allow significant increases in efficiency and flexibility in industrial added value,” said Eckard Eberle, CEO Process Automation at Siemens.
“This project will provide invaluable real-world learnings that both companies can apply to future deployments and marks an important key milestone as 5G moves into industrial automation,” said Enrico Salvatori, Senior Vice President & President, Qualcomm Europe. “Combining our 5G connectivity capabilities with Siemens’ deep industry know-how will help us deploy technologies, refine solutions, and work to make the smart industrial future a reality.”
This joint venture between Siemens and Qualcomm provides a glimpse into the future of industrial applications with 5G, with the hope being that 5G will make processes safer and more efficient, opening up new and more engaging roles for industrial workers.
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