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.
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.