5G-ACIA at the Hanover Fair

5G-ACIA and its partners present the 5G Arena

At HANNOVER MESSE 2023, 5G-ACIA and its partners will team up to present the “Industrial Wireless Arena + 5G Networks & Applications” (5G Arena for short) as a practical illustration of how it all works.
It will feature live demos and the participation of companies and organizations of the industrial 5G ecosystem within the scope of a comprehensive five-day on-stage program and forum.


5G-ACIA at Hannover Messe

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Deutsche Messe, which is also a member of 5G-ACIA, has built-up a private 5G network that supports industrial applications in the industrial frequency range (3.7–3.8 GHz).

Optimized for industrial applications, it will be used by several live demonstrations developed by various 5G-ACIA members.

The Evolution of 5G Performance for Materials Handling in Manufacturing
Demag, ifak, Nokia, and Rohde & Schwarz are teaming up to demonstrate how the performance of 5G is evolving and impacting intralogistics applications.

5G Performance for PROFINET and PROFIsafe Communications
HMS, ifak, NXP and Radisys implemented a PROFINET network via 5G. This testbed evaluates whether failsafe applications are possible on a 5G NPN and how the network performs PROFINET communication.

Industrial 5G Connected Multi-Sensor Platform
Ericsson, Fraunhofer IPT and u-blox have collaborated to evaluate adaptive machining with an acoustic emission sensor and multi-sensor platform for monitoring production processes.

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5G-ACIA brings together key stakeholders for advancing the standardization and regulation of 5G in the industrial domain. In this forum, several 5G-ACIA members will present key 5G-ACIA deliverables for Hannover Messe 2023.
Detailed information on the entire forum program is available on the Hannover Messe website.

Industrial 5G | State of the Union
Overview of 5G ACIA objectives, program, and key deliverables

Monday, April 17 | 10:20 – 10:45 a.m.
Dr. Andreas Mueller, 5G-ACIA General Chair
Dr. Afif Osseiran, 5G-ACIA General Vice Chair

Industrial 5G | Devices – Architecture and Capabilities
Presentation of a new 5G-ACIA white paper on industrial 5G devices

Monday, April 17 | 4:10 – 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Jens Jakobsen, 5G-ACIA expert

Industrial 5G | Where Do We Stand with Shopfloor Integration?
Overview of how key shopfloor technologies interact with 5G

Tuesday, April 18 | 4:20 – 4:40 p.m.
Atte Länsisalmi, 5G-ACIA WG3 Chair

Industrial 5G | Edge Computing: Use Cases, Architecture, and Deployments
Presentation of a new 5G-ACIA white paper on edge computing

Wednesday, April 19 | 4:20 – 4:50 p.m.
Dr. Benedek Kovács, 5G-ACIA expert
Samita Chakrabarti, 5G-ACIA expert

Industrial 5G | The Most Promising Use Cases for the Shopfloor
Insights on use cases that have been evaluated within 5G-ACIA

Thursday, April 20 | 1:05 – 1:20 p.m.
Michael Bahr, 5G-ACIA WG1 Chair
Sander Rotmensen, 5G-ACIA expert

Industrial 5G | How to Test Across OT / ICT Domains
A guide to successful cross-domain validation

Thursday, April 20 | 2:40 – 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Underberg, 5G-ACIA WG5 Chair

Industrial 5G | Integration of Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) for Deterministic Communication in Production
Interworking of industrial 5G with TSN ethernet technologies

Friday, April 21 | 9:35-9:55 a.m.
Pierre Kehl, 5G-ACIA expert

Insights on Experiences


The Superlative Industrial 5G Communication Standard
5G-ACIA member companies in various sectors are working on Industrial 5G integration and early-stage manufacturing implementations.
These panels, automotive and aviation end users, and key technology partners of the Industrial 5G ecosystem will contribute fascinating insights while discussing Industrial 5G deployments with 5G-ACIA members:

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 10:30 to 12:00 a.m.

Moderated by Dr. Afif Osseiran, Ericsson, 5G-ACIA General Vice Chair

Market Adaptation of Industrial 5G.
Where are we currently along the path of Industrial 5G deployments?

In this panel, end users will provide insights on how Industrial 5G adds value in their fields of business and discuss the challenges involved. The aim is to show how the overall ecosystem can accelerate the adoption of Industrial 5G and identify any barriers to its large-scale deployment in the manufacturing industry.
This panel will start with a concise presentation of initial experiences with Industrial 5G in the automotive and aerospace industries, and then discuss the potential of this technology and the remaining challenges for applying it to serial production.

Jirka Klaue, Airbus (guest)
Dr. David Chen,
Prasad Kodaypak,
Dr. Andreas Mueller,
Sander Rotmensen, Siemens
Dr. Klaus Tuchs, Volkswagen

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Moderated by Uwe Rueddenklau, Infineon, 5G-ACIA WG4 Vice Chair

Technology Ecosystem for the Factory of the Future. How do we get individual technology building blocks to meaningfully work together to enable the factory of the future?

Shop floor environments employ a variety of technologies involving Ethernet protocols as well as new developments such as digital twins with interoperable data models, cloud computing applying the OPC Foundation standards, and real-time Ethernet capabilities in time-sensitive networks. This panel will shed light on how 5G-ACIA is meaningfully applying Industrial 5G to all of them.
This panel will begin with a concise presentation on the 5G-ACIA global partner network by Sylvia Lu of u-blox, who chairs our Working Group 4, and speakers of two key technologies for the horizontal and vertical shopfloor integration of Industrial 5G.

Peter Lutz, OPC Foundation (guest)
Dr. Xueli An, Huawei
Jagadeesh Dantuluri, Keysight
Kurt Essigmann, Ericsson
Oliver Kleineberg, Belden
Jörgen Palmhager, HMS Networks

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More information/ livestream of the full Hanover Messe stage program: