The 5G-ACIA management team comprises three main groups:
The 5G-ACIA Board – led by the General Chair and General Vice-Chair, Working groups – led by Working Group Chairs and Vice-Chairs, The 5G-ACIA Office – led by the Secretary
5G is a key enabling technology for the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector and it will lift Industry 4.0 to the next level. As the globally leading organization for driving and shaping Industrial 5G, 5G-ACIA with its more than 80 member organizations is working hard to make the Factory of the Future become a reality.
5G-ACIA is a unique alliance to ensure the ICT needs of the automation industry are considered. It will foster developing a 5G technology that addresses industrial requirements, and ultimately building an adequate business model.
5G is the enabler for smart manufacturing and the production of the future and 5G-ACIA is the ideal forum to shape this future together!
The next industrial revolution is upon us, and the ability to deliver secure and reliable high-performance wireless connectivity for intelligent and agile manufacturing is essential to this transformation. At 5G-ACIA, we are focusing on integrating 5G technology well with industrial automation to unleash the true potential of Industry 4.0.
In order for Industrial 5G to be a success, the Industry Automation sector must work together with 5G technology companies. The 5G-ACIA the right platform for that. Since its creation 5G-ACIA has had significant success as maninfast by its strong membership growrth.
5G has the power to become an essential part of the communication infrastructure for connected industries and automation. The journey has just begun and 5G-ACIA has proven itself as a guide and competent adviser for both ICT and OT. With each release, 5G supports more and more important features and gradually the capabilities important for OT are converted into commercial products and integrated into the field. 5G-ACIA not only contributes to the further development of 5G, but also provides extremely important contributions how 5G can be integrated into the existing automation landscapes. The target is to increase the productivity and efficiency of factory and process automation.
5G-ACIA brought the viewpoint of the automation industry in the 5G arena and influenced significantly the 5G standard by fostering the dialogue between OT and ICT players.
5G can become another communication backbone (after Ethernet) for industrial automation and can revolutionize the communication landscape in factory and process applications. 5G-ACIA is the mouthpiece for this.
5G-ACIA has set out to make 5G a key wireless technology for converged industrial networks of the future. With its strong and growing membership from ICT and OT industry, 5G-ACIA is uniquely positioned to shape 5G in order to meet industrial requirements and to integrate with other converged network technologies including OPC UA and TSN.
5G-ACIA has demonstrated a strong commitment to international collaboration between the ICT and OT sectors, connecting with the world's leading industrial organisations to share knowledge, learnings and develop a worldwide ecosystem in support of the manufacturing and automated industries. Strong collaboration is the key ingredient that helps to accelerate the economic and business benefits that 5G enables for the industry.
Wireless communication is a key component for the digitalization of industrial automation and for smart manufacturing. 5G is the only wireless standard that combines real-time communication with cross-domain usability. In the 5G-ACIA, OT and ICT experts work together on the successful introduction of 5G in industrial automation, and elaborate necessary foundations for international standardization.
5G-ACIA brings OT and ICT industry together to raise the potential of 5G to become the first mobile communication technology that really provides seamless connectivity for all automation purposes.
5G-ACIA brings togerher a unique combination of OT and ICT industry experise. The members are working together to ensure applicability of 5G for manufacturing and process industries. The objective is to seize the full potential of 5G as a flexible and reliable infrastructure.
The benefits of 5G networks for industry will be maximized when the user is able to determine the full bandwidth and to manage the industrial frequency range at any time. A further key to the industrial use of 5G is standardization. We assume that it will be possible to implement the first typical deterministic automation tasks from 3GPP release 16.
The introduction of 5G on the factory floor can leverage a change in the automation industries which hasn’t been seen in the past. ICT and OT technologies and business will get much closer and that’s something they do in 5G-ACIA already today.
The 5G-ACIA Plenary is constituted by representatives of the member companies. They meet every 2-3 months to discuss and decide on the ongoing work and new work items.
The 5G-ACIA General Assembly meets once a year. Among other responsibilities, it elects the 5G-ACIA Chair, the 5G-ACIA Deputy Chair, the 5G-ACIA Board, and the Chairs of the Working Groups. In addition, it approves the 5G-ACIA budget.
5G-ACIA is chaired by:
General Chair: Dr. Andreas Müller (Bosch)
General Vice Chair: Dr. Afif Osseiran (Ericsson)
The 5G-ACIA Office supports 5G-ACIA in the day-to-day operations, such as office coordination, committee work, marketing and social media, press relations, fairs, meetings and events, member management, budget and accounting, IT infrastructure.