Legal Entity

The hosting organisation of 5G-ACIA

In 2016 – prior to the foundation of 5G-ACIA – a number of global leaders in automation technology joined forces within the scope of the ZVEI 5G Taskforce in order to influence the global development of 5G.

ZVEI e. V. (Electro and Digital Industry Association) is one of Germany’s most important industrial associations, representing the interests of multiple high-tech companies who collectively possess a highly diversified and extremely dynamic product portfolio. ZVEI acts as a pacemaker for progress, proactively making proposals related to research, technology, environmental, educational and science policy. It promotes market-centric international standardization efforts, and offers a proven platform infrastructure for this work.

5G ACIA, upon its establishment, was able to take advantage of this platform. Moreover, a working party was formed to allow worldwide cooperation with non-ZVEI members.

As a result, the global 5G industry benefits from ZVEI’s domain expertise in the field of automation, security, artificial intelligence and its Industry 4.0 knowledge, developed over the last years.

In addition, for both the automation sector and the 5G industry generally, ZVEI is the legal entity for 5G-ACIA, with responsibility for enabling all participating companies to engage in pre-competitive exchange and collaboration in compliance with EU competition law.

The ZVEI hosts the 5G-ACIA Office containing all needed resources.

ZVEI – Electro and Digital Industry Association

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About us

5G-ACIA unites vital stakeholders to drive Industrial 5G in 5G standardization and regulation for the industrial domain.


5G-ACIA ensures that the interests and particular aspects of the industrial domain are adequately considered in 5G standardization and regulation.


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

How to become a member

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


Media and materials to inspire you and promote Industrial 5G


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

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