Our view on the Evolution of 5G towards 6G

Summary

Insight

5G-ACIA will continue to focus on enabling the full potential of 5G in connected industries and automation, in particular in the manufacturing and process industries. At the same time, we want to ensure that the needs and requirements of the industrial automation sector are considered beyond the year 2030 (e.g. in the context of beyond 5G). Therefore, 5G-ACIA will continue to bring forward requirements to the relevant standardization bodies in order to ensure the long-term success of mobile communications in the industrial domain.
5G networks have just recently started to be deployed, hence only initial thoughts can be given on the industrial requirements that need to be supported in the next decade.

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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

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