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Nokia, Qualcomm initiate 5G demonstrations at Hannover Messe 2019

At Hannover, Germany, Nokia will showcase future industrial applications running over a live 5G network from April 1st to April 5th. The 5G Arena in Hall 16 will be powered by a Nokia 5G network, providing reliable wireless connectivity for several leading industry players to present their visionary 5G demonstrations to a large audience at the world’s biggest industrial trade show.

The showcases will use Qualcomm mobile test devices to connect. Industrial campus networks based on existing LTE or new 5G technologies will provide reliable wireless connectivity to enable digitalization and innovative applications in the wake of the 4thIndustrial Revolution.

The world is looking at Germany as the first country to allocate spectrum for private 4G/LTE and 5G campus networks directly to enterprises. To showcase the benefits of private wireless networks, the 5G Arena at Hannover Messe 2019 will be the world’s first industrial 5G campus network of this scale and diversity.

Showcases in the 5G Arena include:

Bosch Rexroth – a human machine interface with 5G-enabled emergency stop capabilities

Festo – predictive maintenance based on 5G-collected data sets

Götting – an automated guided vehicle (AGV) with live video streaming over 5G

Phoenix Contact – replacing industrial Ethernet with 5G for process control

Siemens – asset analytics in the cloud with various data points collected via 5G

Weidmüller – an energy monitoring solution of the welding process in car manufacturing at Volkswagen

Zeiss – a 5G-connected process quality control system for the automotive industry

“The smart, connected factories of the future will not only be able to make things, but make decisions too. We are very proud to support these live over-the-air demos with Nokia and European industry players to what 5G will make possible for industrial IoT,” said Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president & president, Qualcomm EMEA, Qualcomm Europe, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies has been a key enabler in the industrial IoT for years, and we look forward, with 5G, to continuing to make Industry 4.0 a reality in Europe and around the world.”

“The fourth industrial revolution promises massive gains in productivity, disruptive customer experiences, and new business models,” said Kathrin Buvac, President of Nokia Enterprise and Chief Strategy Officer.

“It is our ambition to spearhead new industry trends with Hannover Messe,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, chairman of the Managing Board of Hannover Messe organizer Deutsche Messe AG. “Digitalization and 5G are megatrends for both our exhibitors and visitors and together with our technology partners Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies, we provide a unique trial area. This will be the first time most visitors of Hannover Messe have ever had the chance to experience 5G in action and gain first hand insights of its many benefits.”

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