Offering practical advice and guidance, as well as inspiration on the adoption of 5G technologies for manufacturers

A practical 5G guide for the manufacturing industry

Research from Nokia and ABI Research highlights that the application of new digital technologies such as 5G and IoT in manufacturing could add £3.6bn to the sector’s GVA in 2025, rising to £6.3bn in 2030. Encouragingly, 74% of manufacturing decision-makers are considering upgrading their communications networks by 2022.

But for many organisations, 5G can seem complex and intimidating – and may miss out on the tangible benefits that 5G can bring to manufacturing businesses. To address this, UK5G  has developed a new online resource and event series which is designed to increase understanding of 5G technologies, generate immediate demand, and facilitate commercial deployments across the manufacturing sector.

This resource hub includes:

  • use-cases in design and planning (from the drawing board to the refinement of plant and process); production (including output and process quality); operations (ranging from training to efficiencies); supply chain (logistics from goods into factories, in warehouses and the flow of finished goods out); and maintenance (predictive maintenance and reduced downtime).
  • A supplier directory will help organisations find the right companies to ensure they achieve their 5G ambitions.

What’s more, a dedicated online event series will provide the opportunity to hear directly from those who have been there, done that, and learned the lessons that others can benefit from. Upcoming 5G and Manufacturing events include:

About UK5G

KTN is a delivery partner for UK5G, the national innovation network dedicated to the promotion of research, collaboration and the industrial application of 5G in the UK. Its mission is to ensure that the UK is at the forefront of global 5G development.

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