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Critical control of remote devices

5G introduces the ability to remotely control devices and heavy machinery, thus unlocking the potential for improved medical services and surgeries that would otherwise unavailable to rural communities. 5G would also allow for heavy machinery to be controlled from a distance, making hazardous situations safer for humans.
5G will allow for heavy machinery to be controlled remotely
5G will allow for heavy machinery to be controlled remotely.


Amongst other benefits, 5G will allow for heavy machinery to be controlled remotely. This lowers the risk of injury in hazardous environments and means that work can be completed in a more effective way. Similarly, industries like manufacturing and mining will experience better efficiency and reduced costs.

Technology enablers

5G radio access
  • High node/service availability at least 99.999% node availability
  • Uplink capacity for high quality video
  • Mobility & latency
  • Best use of licensed and unlicensed technologies
5G core network
  • QoS functions and network slices
  • 99.9% accessibility and retain ability
  • Roundtrip latency in 1 ms range
5G management &
  • Improve response time for diagnostic
  • Meet real-time constraints
  • Estimate and report about the achieved reliability of a connection (per user, per service)

Target users

  • Manufacturing
  • Oil plant
  • Mines
  • Healthcare

Opportunity areas

  • Remote control of heavy machineries
  • Factory automation
  • Real-time monitoring of plant / process conditions
  • Smart grids
  • Remote surgery

5G technology brings

  • Reliable remote control of devices
  • Increased efficiency and reduced operational cost
  • Low risks in hazardous environments