Generalizing Industrial 5G for industry

The overriding objective of 5G-ACIA is to maximize the applicability of 5G technology in connected industries, in particular the manufacturing and process sectors. 5G-ACIA works to ensure that 5G standardization and regulation efforts adequately consider the interests and unique characteristics of the industrial domain.

What is 5G-ACIA’s mission?

5G-ACIA also strives to ensure that new 5G developments – including possible integration concepts and migration paths – are understood by and transferred to the industrial domain, and also evaluates key technologies emerging from 5G standardization bodies.

In addition, 5G-ACIA is striving to establish a common language and shared understanding of relevant aspects by embracing the entire ecosystem. Industry-specific needs are also discussed and elaborated, including the possible need for dedicated certification and similar processes. 5G-ACIA also identifies and articulates specific spectrum requirements of industrial 5G networks and explores new operating models, like for private or neutral host 5G networks within a plant or factory.

Strategic goals

  • 5G-ACIA represents the world-leading alliance for 5G in the industrial domain and is widely recognized as such.
  • 5G-related (incl. 5G evolution) SDOs adequately address the requirements of industrial use cases & applications.
  • The OT industries understand how to optimally make use of 5G.
  • Key 5G capabilities for industrial applications have been evaluated and validated in realistic scenarios.
  • A healthy ecosystem of industrial 5G devices and infrastructure components is available.
  • Non-technical challenges have been identified and possible solutions have been worked out.
  • Adequate market forecasts and assessments have been worked out.
  • Actual spectrum needs for different use cases and applications have been analyzed and understood.
  • Industrial 5G edge compute use cases, architectures, and deployment models have been identified and evaluated.

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Designing 5G for Industrial Use

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Key Enabler for Industrial 5G

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Making Industrial 5G happen

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

Usage of industrial 5G

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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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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

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5G-ACIA is a working group of ZVEI

Global partners

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