Endorsed Testbeds

5G-ACIA-endorsed testbeds with live demos

Shaping 5G in the industrial domain, 5G-ACIA is pursuing the strategic goal of evaluating and validating key 5G capabilities for industrial applications in realistic scenarios. For this reason, a call for testbeds was launched among the 5G-ACIA member organisations in 2020 and the 5G-ACIA working group “Validation and tests” created a corresponding framework. In early 2021 the first four endorsed testbeds were successfully approved by 5G-ACIA. These testbeds examine and evaluate the opportunities of 5G in several industrial use cases and thereby provide keen insights and valuable feedback to all stakeholders in industrial 5G. The endorsed testbeds are briefly sketched here.

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5G Open RAN Industrial Communication and Positioning Testbed
Fraunhofer IIS and 5GtoGo built a 5G Industrial Open RAN based testbed with fully virtualised architecture and MEC support. The focus is to offer communication and positioning use cases to customers....
5G Performance Evolution for Material Handling in Manufacturing
Demag, ifak, Nokia and Rohde & Schwarz cooperate to demonstrate the performance development of 5G and its impact on intralogistics applications at the DEMAG Research Factory in Wetter, Germany....
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5G-Based Industrial Robotics
ABB and Ericsson have teamed up and built within the EU project 5G-SMART a 5G testbed in the Ericsson smart factory in Kista, Sweden, to explore how 5G can enhance manufacturing use cases, with focus on robotics....
5G-Based Smart Manufacturing and Industrial AI Services
5G-Based Smart Manufacturing and Industrial AI Services
Huawei built a 5G testbed as part of Huawei’s OpenLab facilities in Munich, Germany to develop and validate new solutions of connected smart factories and scalable AI service deployments. AI use cases will be developed and disseminated to 5G-ACIA workgroups....
5G-Industry Campus Europe
5G-Industry Campus Europe
Fraunhofer IPT and Ericsson have teamed up and built within the EU project 5G-SMART a 5G Industry Campus Europe in Aachen, Germany with 4 indoor sites and outdoor campus coverage to develope and evaluate adaptive machining with an acoustic emission sensor and a multi-sensor platform for production process monitoring....
5G-SMART testbed in the Bosch semiconductor factory
5G-SMART Testbed in Bosch Semiconductor Factory
Bosch and Ericsson have teamed up and built within the EU project 5G-SMART a 5G testbed in the Bosch semiconductor factory in Reutlingen, Germany to explore how 5G can enhance manufacturing use cases, with focus on Cloud-based Mobile Robotics and TSN/industrial LAN over 5G....

Designing 5G for Industrial Use

Key 5G capabilities pave the way for perfecting Industry 4.0 communication and IIoT connectivity

Key Enabler for Industrial 5G

High-performance features of 5G enhance its potential for a wide variety of industrial communication channels and applications

Making Industrial 5G happen

For core use cases, industrial 5G will evolve into a key wireless communication technology and standard

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A wide variety of white papers explain in detail how industrial 5G will migrate to and be integrated in connected industries and automation

Endorsed testbeds

The capabilities and performance of 5G in actual industrial applications are evaluated and validated with endorsed testbeds


Industrial 5G demos for various industry scenarios and resolutions are presented, showing how they maximize performance and reliability 

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