Qualcomm will demonstrate the usability of its 5G chipsets and antennas at the Hannover Messe. The chip manufacturer has set up a live 5G network at the industrial technology fair to showcase a range of industrial IoT (IIoT) applications.
Qualcomm performs the live demonstrations in cooperation with parties such as Bosch, Festo, Goetting, IFAK, Siemens, Wiedmueller and Zeiss, according to Business Insider. The wide variety of companies ensures that the possibilities of 5G within IIoT are widely demonstrated. It also shows how the technology is suitable for data transmission for robotics in large plants, as it offers 5G greater bandwidth, data transmission rates and lower latency.
For example, the collaboration with Goetting shows how 5G technology is used to remotely control an autonomous guided low latency vehicle. This so-called remote operation is important for extremely precise driving in tight factory environments.
Qualcomm wants to demonstrate to market leaders that the 5G technology is ready for large-scale IIOT integration. Visualizing the possibilities of industrial 5G, can help the chip manufacturer to become the face of this innovation technology. The possible applications in relation to ITE-capable products could be a trigger for larger companies. Live demonstrations are more convincing in this respect than intangible examples.
Although Qualcomm is not unique in encouraging 5G technology during live demonstrations. For example, Ericsson opened the doors of his 5G Life Campus at the Corda Campus in Hasselt in 2017. This campus is intended to give companies a taste of the possibilities of 5G and to develop their own applications on a test network.
Over 60 percent of IoT providers plan to include 5G in their products or services by 2023, said Business Insider. Demonstrating compatible components or equipment is therefore becoming increasingly important to manufacturers. Especially since users with 5G can experience higher bandwidth and data transfer rates up to ten times faster than 4G LTE. In addition, 5G networks support up to ten times more devices than a 4G network at each node.our launch article.