5G Private Networks provide the capability to revolutionise communications across numerous industrial, commercial and mission-critical environments. This wireless solution creates an on-premises 5G network that is dedicated to your organisation, providing coverage across your entire site, both within buildings and open-air environments. The 5G private network delivers high performance, high speed and secure connectivity for applications across manufacturing, logistics, utilities, transportation, large public venues, mining and construction.
At the core of Telent’s 5G Private Networks is Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (NDAC), which delivers consistent wireless coverage over large areas, for secure, high speed, high capacity connectivity with ultra-low latency, delivered as a private network. Taking advantage of the availability of licensed, yet low-cost spectrum allocations, the solution uses 5G wireless access points that provide a much larger coverage area than other on-premise wireless solutions such as Wi-Fi. This means that 5G Private Network deployments require fewer access points, so overall less equipment and cabling is required which reduces the cost and complexity of installation, making rapid deployment a key benefit.
5G Private Networks deliver the scalability, flexibility and coverage needed to create a smart digital manufacturing facility. It connects machines, IoT sensors and data at scale while taking advantage of automation with mobile robotics, and new technologies like machine learning, AI and cognitive analytics.
Connected devices and machines can be easily located where required without the need for physical cabling, and they can be more easily moved without the need for changes to the infrastructure of the building. This can create huge cost savings in large scale operations, such as manufacturing facilities and power plants. Machines can be installed and connected quickly, and then easily moved into different configurations, according to production demands.
With 5G Private Networks, organisations can expand the number of connected devices and sensors in their operation, and the frequency of the data being recorded. The data can then be analysed by an edge cloud to ensure machines are operating at optimal levels.
To improve productivity, manufacturing and logistic organisations need to be able to operate at faster speeds, without compromising quality. The ability to move raw materials, pre-finished and final assembly products seamlessly is key to this. With 5G Private Networks, this could all be done by transporting products via guided vehicles, which communicate with an edge cloud to ensure there are no interruptions in the process.
Worker safety is of paramount importance to any organization. Especially for industries where people operate machinery, robotic equipment, or come into contact with hazardous materials. The ability to automate processes, or carry them out using remote-controlled machines, can help to protect workers. With 5G Private Networks, companies can implement wireless safety control systems that cover multiple machines, which helps to reduce the risk of incidents.
5G Connected Industries
Referred to as Industry 4.0, the increasing use of automated machinery, vehicles and robots combined with the greater application of data analytics, artificial intelligence and the Industrial Internet of Things are transforming many industries including, manufacturing, construction, logistics, distribution, transportation and power generation. The e-book below examines challenges faced by the industry and the different ways in which 5G Private Networks are key for the successful adoption of Industry 4.0.
5G Networks Connected Industries
Nokia Factory Case Study
Using their Digital Automation Cloud, to deliver a private wireless network, Nokia has created the "factory of the future" at its own pre-production facility in Oulu, Finland. This factory was recognized in 2019 by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse. Read the complete case study below.
Nokia Factory | 5G Private Networks | Case Study
Hamburg Port Case Study
The Port of Hamburg is Germany's largest port and is named the country's "Gateway to the World". A 5G Private Network has been deployed to enable multiple use cases that will improve the productivity for the port authority, as well as provide a range of environmental and social benefits. Read the case study below.
Hamburg Port | 5G Private Networks | Case Study