The live solution, implemented in the BMW factory, is a unique combination of private and public networks called a “dual-slice” solution, and consists of a private mobile communications network for plant operations and staff, combined with the public network transmitting the same signal strength for devices that are not allowed to transmit in the private network.
In addition to the private campus network, the public network will transmit the same signal strength. This ensures a perfect connection even for terminal devices that are not allowed to transmit in the private network. For example, smartphones of customers or suppliers.
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom are also further developing the functionalities of campus solutions based on 5G Standalone (SA) technology. The 5G SA architecture supports applications that require an ultra-short response time, also known as Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communication (URLLC). Joint customer tests are already planned for this year.
This announcement joins a growing list of success stories for Ericsson deployments of mission critical and private network with customers, and shows results from Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson’s strategic partnership in public/private campus networks for industrial sites, announced in August 2019.
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