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5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation

To make 5G a success for industrial applications, 5G-ACIA brings together widely varying 5G stakeholders.
They include organizations of the OT and ICT industries. “OT” stands for operational technology. OT companies include industrial automation enterprises, machine builders, and end users. “ICT” stands for information and communication technology. ICT companies can be chip manufacturers, network infrastructure providers, or mobile network operators. The 5G-ACIA membership also includes academic institutions such as universities and research institutes, as well as other relevant entities such as government bodies and associations.

What is the goal of
5G-ACIA?

5G-ACIA’s overall goal is to apply industrial 5G in the best possible way. Members jointly strive to make sure that the particular interests of the industrial domain are adequately considered in 5G standardization and regulation. Together, they discuss and evaluate technical, regulatory, and business aspects with respect to 5G for the industrial domain.

How can 5G be integrated?

To make industrial 5G a success, it is crucial to transfer the ongoing 5G developments into the industrial domain. Therefore, 5G-ACIA elaborates integration concepts and migration paths, and evaluates the key technologies that emerge from the 5G standardization bodies. Furthermore, 5G-ACIA identifies spectrum needs for industrial 5G networks. Members jointly explore new operating models, for instance 5G campus networks within factories.

A new understanding between different industries

To make 5G a success for industrial applications, 5G-ACIA brings together very different 5G stakeholders. That is organizations from the OT and from the ICT industries.

“OT” means operational technology.
“ICT” means information and communication technology.

OT companies are, for instance, industrial automation enterprises, machine builders or end users. ICT companies can be chip manufacturers, network infrastructure providers or mobile network operators. In addition, 5G-ACIA members are academic institutions, such as universities or research institutes, and other relevant groups, such as authorities and associations.

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Structure

5G-ACIA is driven and operated by Board, Working Groups and 5G-ACIA Office.

Working groups

Various work items and essential topics are dealt here based on the planning and decicions of the Plenary.

Global partners

5G-ACIA is a global association and central forum with allied partners from around the world.

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

Usage of industrial 5G

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

Showcases

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

About us

5G-ACIA unites key stakeholders for advancing the standardization and regulation of 5G in the industrial domain

Mission

5G-ACIA ensures that the special interests and needs of the industrial domain are adequately considered in connection with 5G standardization and regulation

Structure

5G-ACIA is run and operated by a board, working groups, and an office

Working groups

A plenum makes plans and decisions on how to handle different work items and essential topics

Legal entity of 5G-ACIA

5G-ACIA is a working group of ZVEI

Global partners

5G-ACIA is a global association and central forum with associated partners worldwide

Benefit

Joining 5G-ACIA makes you an Industrial 5G initiator with access to valuable insights and knowledge

Members

Global member organizations from diverse domains are the key to the success of 5G-ACIA and Industrial 5G

How to become a member

5G-ACIA is happy to receive and answer your queries

News

All of the latest announcements, reports, and information are available here

Press releases

All recent press releases are available here

Events

Join upcoming events and review past ones

Publications

Key 5G-ACIA messages and publications for SDOs and observers worldwide

Webinars

Join 5G-ACIA and learn about its work designing the framework for industrial 5G

Media

Media and materials to inspire you and promote Industrial 5G

Showcases

Industrial 5G Demos and resolutions are explained under different industrial scenarios by providing highest levels of performance and reliability

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