The benefits of 5G for the Manufacturing Sector

Written by Dr. Pouria Sayyad Khodashenas (technical manager of Zero-SWARM project 5.5G/6G expert, Huawei technologies Sweden AB)

As we travel through this exciting journey, we will discover how these technologies can streamline smart factories, improve internal and external communications, and unify product life cycle management on a single platform.

By implementing  new applications and technologies, maintenance costs could be reduced by 40% and unplanned downtime could be reduced by 50%. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), manufacturers can also significantly enhance the customer experience by leveraging the data generated by Industry 4.0.

For instance, AI can be used to make sense of the mountains of data manufacturers now collect and store. Support and customer service can also be improved by using it.

Additionally, the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in different industries is significantly increased by the introduction of appropriate wireless connectivity provided by technologies like 5G non-public network (NPN) capable of handling massive machine communications.

Using AM, products can be customized individually. Manufacturing organizations can benefit from the technology by reducing production lead times, reducing time to market for new product designs, and responding to customer demands more quickly.

In the above mentioned revolution, the industry is not choosing to make a luxury choice, but rather is forced to make it by the future direction of the company.

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