The workshop aimed to incorporate the opinions of all those, across all branches of industry, who will play an important role in the future industrial use of 5G. In this way, the 5G-ACIA intends to constantly increase its membership base and mobilise all market players along the value chain – from the ICT sector to equipment suppliers and even end users in industry.
The global initiative, which officially began its work to coincide with the Hannover Messe in April 2018, is rapidly expanding. Today, the initiative already has more than 30 members from China, Europe, Japan, Korea and the USA. Although many of the workshop participants came from Europe, there were also representatives from South Korea and China. This shows how important it is to work together on a global level from the outset to make 5G industry-compatible and incorporate industry requirements into the international standardisation committees.