5G-ACIA member Verizon to run 5G private network
Verizon, a member of the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA), will operate a private 5G network at HANNOVER MESSE USA and IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show from 12 to 17 September 2022 in Chicago.30 Aug 2022
The network, which leverages mmWave and C-Band spectra and is tailored to industrial users, will support live demonstrations by 5G-ACIA members including Aalborg University, Bosch, Ericsson, Festo, Fraunhofer IPT, HMS Networks, ifak, Nokia, NXP, Phoenix Contact, Radisys, Qualcomm and Verizon.
Together, IMTS and HANNOVER MESSE USA represent North America’s largest gathering of industrial manufacturers and provide a comprehensive overview of world-leading technologies that leaders need to transform their companies for the future of Industrie 4.0.
Elise Neel, Senior Vice President, New Business Incubation at Verizon, said, “We believe in building a powerful and connected manufacturing future, enabled by the transformative nature of 5G. 5G’s speed and capacity provide the potential to increase efficiency, mitigate the risks inherent in change and battle inflationary pressures in manufacturing. Verizon is a proud 5G-ACIA member and excited to make our 5G capabilities available at the HANNOVER MESSE USA exhibition for attendees with live demonstrations showcasing how 5G can revolutionize industrial manufacturing."
Dr. Andreas Mueller, 5G-ACIA General Chair, added, “5G-ACIA has made significant contributions to the development of Industrial 5G in the last couple of years, for example by supporting ongoing activities in relevant standardization bodies like 3GPP or the OPC Foundation. We are very happy that now the hard work and commitment of all 5G-ACIA members gradually pays off as we are taking Industrial 5G from theory to practice. Our long-lasting partnership with Deutsche Messe represents an important initiative to promote Industrial 5G worldwide and to demonstrate how Industrial 5G can help unlock the full potential of Industrie 4.0.”
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