We are currently witnessing a unique moment in the history of wireless: the operational needs of b2b industries - not consumers - are powering the next big step forward.
Organizations in nearly every segment are on an endless quest to optimize their operational processes. As needs evolve and emerging technologies like IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and EDGE computing approach the mainstream, current connectivity networks are unable to provide reliable low latency connectivity for the vast amount of data generated across their operational chains.
Until the advent of 5G. 5G-powered Mobile Private Networks are poised to transform the fundamental processes of many industries.How?
As such, 5G blows current technologies out of the water.
5G is the fifth-generation mobile network technology: a new global wireless standard that follows in the footsteps of 3G and 4G. It was developed specifically to directly, wirelessly connect machines, objects and devices – not just to enable the mind-blowing data transfer speeds that consumers are (not yet) clamoring for.
When deployed via a mobile private network (MPN), 5G brings unprecedented innovation opportunities to businesses in numerous sectors through five universal advantages:
For businesses and organizations, the 5G revolution is happening where wireless connectivity and IT meet, and it’s happening right now.
It’s clear that while the mobile network layer is the core of an MPN implementation, it’s the smart applications built on top that will transform the way we do business in almost every sector. This makes Cegeka an invaluable partner in developing customized, high-impact, agile, 5G-enabled software that meets the unique needs of your industry and business.
Ready to dive into the possibilities? Read on to discover how 5G MPNs are poised to transform industry, agri-food, smart cities and healthcare.
As a result of close collaboration between industrial companies and standardization bodies, 5G comes with plenty of ground-breaking enterprise-grade capabilities. The end result: lower operational costs, enhanced safety, higher efficiency and massive competitive advantages.
Deployed in an MPN setup, 5G wireless technology seamlessly links up the numerous smart devices, sensors, equipment, camera’s and vehicles on the production floor with data-driven apps. With just one implementation, industrial firms get everything they need to transform operational processes – simultaneously.We’ve already mentioned the universal benefits of 5G MPNs, but here’s how they align specifically with industrial needs and challenges:
By combining the superior performance of 5G with the power of Artificial intelligence, six application domains benefit enormously from the reliability, speed and low latency offered by a 5G MPN:
When deployed via a mobile private network (MPN), 5G brings unprecedented innovation opportunities to businesses
5G will be the catalyst for rapid factory floor reconfiguration. Operation Managers will increasingly want to move all kinds of equipment around the production hall to flexibly accommodate production changes or orders. All their requirements – extreme mobility, reliability, security and so on – point to 5G as the most logical technological investment for the factory of the future in many verticals.
Just like production floors around the world, the agri-food landscape is changing. It’s all thanks to new apps, better connectivity and other trends that are reshaping the world’s expectations of every stakeholder in the food chain – from farmer to consumer. 5G will play an integral role in meeting them.
Data and farming absolutely go together – and three data-driven movements are shaping a diverse landscape of digital applications.
All of these trends rely on an integrated chain of stakeholders – farmers, agribusinesses, retailers, etc. – sharing and processing large volumes of data. Regional or national 5G connectivity is set to become a cornerstone of sustainable, connected, data-driven agri-food ecosystems that are greener than ever before.
The sheer size of farms, the distances between the links in the supply chain and the decentralized nature of agriculture, require local Mobile Private Networks to be seamlessly integrated with the public network, thus allowing humans, animals and mobile devices such as drones or tractors, to maintain secure, reliable and continued connectivity beyond the farm.
Smart cities are the only way forward to solve the challenges posed by climate change and overpopulation and guarantee safe and sustainable urban environments. Using data collected from IoT sensors and high-definition cameras, intelligent apps can ensure smooth traffic flows, safe intersections, optimized resources use and more, in real time. What’s missing? One single standard to rule all wireless communication needs, that is also able to scale IoT to entire cities.
All of these domains require the ability to gather, process and derive insights from huge volumes of data in real time. This requirement has proven to be a critical hurdle in scaling up smart cities pilot projects.
The 5G wireless standard was developed specifically for data volume and speed, as well as the ability to link up huge numbers of different devices and platforms – all extremely important capabilities for smart cities, which rely mainly on IoT and video processing in combination with artificial intelligence.Citywide 5G MPNs offer huge benefits for smart cities, including:
What’s better than seeing the future? Seeing multiple possible futures and choosing the best one!
Digital twins are virtual models of urban environments – including systems and processes like electrical grids, roadways and more. As a sort of sandbox, they allow city leaders not just to gain a clear idea of what’s happening right now, but also to play around with different scenarios and decisions, view their predicted results, and pick the scenario that has the best outcome – all before investing anything.
Proposing the development of a new and complex intersection in a high-traffic area? A digital twin makes it possible to feed real-time data into the modeled traffic flow to estimate the impact it would have on real traffic flows. Test the outcomes of different plans to design an intersection that meets every need.
The only limiter here is data transfer speed and volume. This is where citywide 5G MPNs click right into the smart cities vision of a safer, more connected, more efficient and sustainable future.
We’re entering the age of the truly connected hospital – and it’s an emergency, as chronic diseases are on the rise, medical workloads are growing, global pandemics are emerging and new healthcare models are right on the horizon. 5G mobile private networks have a defining role to play in the hospital – and healthcare system – of the future.
Hospitals are run more and more like businesses, and budgets are tighter than ever. At the same time, digital medical records have become indispensable in ensuring the high-quality care that patients expect, and network downtime can mean a facility-wide shutdown. However, while the need to keep investing in new technologies is certainly felt, a fast and high return on investment is very high on the wish list.
With a single implementation of a 5G mobile private network, a medical facility can replace outdated communication systems such as DECT portable phones, offer rock-solid wireless connectivity everywhere, enable high-definition video calling and more – all at once.
5G MPNs deployed on campus can be securely integrated with the public network, thus enabling a number of care-enhancing extra muros applications with the potential to reduce costs and save lives.
With 5G Mobile Private Networks, you will benefit from economies of scale, a highly secure set-up and greater agility, for your business or organization.
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