June 26, 2020

Exposure of 5G Capabilities for Connected Industries and Automation Applications

This white paper describes the functional requirements for exposing the capabilities of non-public 5G systems to connected industries and automation applications.
Via exposure interfaces, industrial applications can access 5G capabilities for factory and process automation, production IT, and logistics and warehousing. Industrial applications also have access to communication service monitoring and network management capabilities.
Due to the generic nature of the exposed capabilities, it is also possible to support other use cases that share the requirements of factory applications. Examples include control applications for rail transportation, electrical power distribution, and central power generation.

Exposed capabilities comprise two major groups:

  • The first group focuses on device management use cases, in particular those use cases related to the management of communication services for devices.
  • The second group focuses on network management use cases, in particular operations and maintenance tasks for the 5G non-public network (NPN).