The activities of 5G-ACIA are structured into five working groups. They develop specific topics and put the results together on a regular basis.
WG 1: Use cases and requirements
Here, members discuss potential use cases and requirements and define a common body of terminology.
WG 2: Spectrum and operator models
Here, members identifiy and articulate specific spectrum needs of industrial 5G networks and explore new operator models, for example for operating private or neutral host 5G networks within a plant or factory.
WG 3: Architecture and technology
Here, members consider the overall architecture of future 5G-enabled industrial connectivity infrastructures. This includes integration concepts and migration paths, the evaluation of key technologies emerging from 5G standardization bodies.
WG 4: Liaisons and dissemination
This working group takes care of the interaction with other initiatives and organizations by establishing liaison activities and initiating suitable promotional measures.
WG 5: Validation and tests
Here, members deal with the final validation of 5G for industrial applications. This includes the initiation of interoperability tests, larger trials, and potentially dedicated certification procedures.
Horizontal topics, such as safety, security, and pre-consensus for standardization, are covered by all working groups. Approved results serve as a basis for a 5G-ACIA White Paper.
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