This comprehensive blog post delves into how private wireless networks are the catalyst for innovative change across diverse industries. From manufacturing to aerospace, it unravels the potential of private networks in enhancing operational efficiency, driving innovation, and paving the way for future advancements.
The article explores how 5G, AI, and AR/VR are transforming a range of vertical industries, including manufacturing, transportation, energy and utilities, healthcare, education, retail, mining, agriculture/agritech, and smart cities. It highlights the benefits of these technologies, including increased efficiency and productivity, improved customer satisfaction, and new opportunities for growth. The article also discusses the challenges associated with these technologies, including privacy and security concerns and accessibility issues. The article concludes by emphasizing the importance of inclusive technologies and services, and the responsible and ethical use of these technologies, in order to ensure that the benefits of 5G, AI, and AR/VR are accessible to all and used for the betterment of society.
The private network revolution is transforming how businesses secure their operations and data by leveraging connectivity and emerging technologies. These dedicated private networks offer enhanced security, improved network performance, scalability, better control, and support for edge computing, network slicing, and IoT applications. As a result, businesses can embrace Industry 4.0, leading to increased efficiency and automation. While there are challenges to consider, such as cost, regulatory requirements, and integration with existing infrastructure, businesses are adopting these technologies and securing their future in the digital landscape.
Cisco and NTT announced plans to collaborate to drive Private 5G adoption across the Automotive, Logistics, Healthcare, Retail, and Public sectors. Together, the companies can rapidly enable critical Industry 4.0 capabilities such as push-to-talk ‘walkie talkie’ communications, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), always-connected PCs (for digital frontline workers), machine vision (e.g., predictive maintenance, PPE detection), and more.
Verizon’s private 5G wireless network will enable use cases such as increased shop floor visibility, improved quality assurance and reduced defects, material handling automation, and workplace safety.
American Tower Company (ATC) seeks authorization from the Federal Communications Commission to test the performance of a private 5G wireless network within the confines of an indoor commercial mall in Las Vegas, with the ultimate objective of deploying of hybrid public/private 5G wireless networks. An illustrative practical application of this testing of the private 5G network would be the activation and control of robotic in-store cleaners within mall stores after hours.