Jagdish says the manufacturing industry is rapidly exploring 5G technologies, mostly to enable AI-powered use cases such as closed-loop production, adaptive production, predictive analysis for maintenance and augmented reality (XR) based worker training and safety. , Says Jagdish. General Manager for a private and dedicated network at Dentuluri, KeySite Technologies. “It’s not about a static assembly line that often performs the same action, but one that can change depending on their needs,” he says. “Private networks essentially enable new business models in production.”
Nevertheless, the benefits of 5G private network extend beyond manufacturing. The technology offers more reliable connectivity, faster data rates and lower latency, and more scalability, security and network control than previous communication technologies, so 5G private networks will drive innovation in many industrial and enterprise sectors.
Advantages of 5G private network
The Private Cellular Network 3G Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is built on defined standards (such as LTE or 5G), but offers dedicated on-premises coverage. This is important for remote facilities where public networks do not exist or where indoor coverage is not strong. Private networks also make specialized use of available capacity; There is no dispute from other network users like public network. Private operators can also set their own security policies to authorize users, prioritize traffic, and most importantly, ensure that sensitive data does not leave space without authorization.
The dedicated nature of 5G private networks with customized service, built-in control and URLLC capabilities provide more reliable industrial wireless communication for a variety of uses, Dentuluri says. “The application includes wireless, real-time, close-loop control and processing. Automation, and AI-based production and AR / VR-based design for onsite and remote workers, ”he explains. Allows time to collect data. “
The industrial sector is largely moving toward digital transformation, and the integration of information-technology (IT) systems with operational-technology (OT) systems will accelerate this process. Digital technologies will also enable many new use cases, such as automated production.
Dentuluri says the 5G private network enables the facility to synchronize and integrate tracking data into its workflow, allowing the product line to be configured in real time. “Because the factory’s assembly lines and infrastructure, such as robotic arms, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), and sensors, are wirelessly connected, it is more likely to adjust or move assembly elements on demand. This use case demands highly reliable, less delayed wireless connectivity and coverage, and possibly higher data rates for both uplink and downlink and possibly support for future time sensitive networks (TSN). This use case application can only be achieved with 5G private network.
Outside of the industrial sector, 5G private networks enable mobile augmented reality (AR) and virtual-reality (VR) applications, for example, allowing engineers to create superimposed blueprints, soldiers to display head-to-head displays, and businesses. Working in the field or remotely. “If someone wants to repair a machine, and a technician or factory worker has AR goggles, they can superimpose technical information on a real-world device to see what’s wrong,” says Dentuluri. “And the data center can send instructions on how to repair, step by step.”
As the enterprise experiences the benefits of comprehensive, low latency, high bandwidth and secure connectivity, the applications of 5G private networks will expand. By the end of 2024, analysts expect 5G investment in private networks to add billions of dollars. A separate analysis by research firm JPMorgan’s research firm estimates that the global enterprise opportunity for 5G will exceed $ 700 billion by 2030.