On September 18, 2019, approximately 160 experts and stakeholders on industrial 5G met in Shanghai at the first-ever 5G-ACIA workshop in China. They discussed how the potential within 5G can be unlocked to make the next era of manufacturing a reality. With this event, 5G-ACIA advanced the global dialogue on industrial 5G, taking it to Asia for the second time. It followed on from similar 5G-ACIA events earlier this year in Seoul (Korea) and Chicago (USA). The workshop in Shanghai had been mainly organized by the 5G-ACIA member Huawei.
Guest speakers from Baosteel, CESI, Foxconn and Haier
5G-ACIA members and guest speakers from Baosteel, CESI, Foxconn and Haier exchanged views on industrial 5G at the Primus Hotel Shanghai Hongqiao, next to the Industrial Automation Show (IAS) which took place at the same time.
During the workshop, 5G-ACIA members provided insights into 5G-ACIA’s activities, focusing on the working groups for use cases and requirements; spectrum and operating models; architecture and technology; liaison and dissemination; and validation and tests. Their presentations will be complemented by guest speakers and a panel discussion on smart manufacturing.
Mueller: “5G is set to become the wireless technology of choice for future manufacturing.”
“5G-ACIA is looking forward to bringing together international OT and ICT players at our first international workshop on industrial 5G in China,” stated Dr. Andreas Mueller (Bosch), Chairman of 5G-ACIA. “The constantly growing number of international 5G-ACIA members underpins the fact that now is the time to enable the future of manufacturing. Our previous workshops in the US, Asia and Europe reflected the excitement around industrial 5G, and the confidence that 5G is set to become the wireless technology of choice for future manufacturing.”
Upcoming workshops in France and the United Kingdom
5G-ACIA has already hosted two events of this kind this year, in Chicago (USA) in June, and in Seoul (Korea) in March. Both attracted significant interest from the United States and East Asia. The next workshop on industrial 5G will take place in Paris (France) on November 14, 2019. A subsequent event is scheduled to be held in the United Kingdom in January 2020. Agendas and registration forms will be published on www.5g-acia.org.