The workshop, organised by the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA), attracted more than 150 ICT providers, network operators and government stakeholders, offering live demonstrations and new technologies, as well as panel discussions and briefing sessions on 5G trends and expectations.
As the main sponsor for the event, Ericsson exhibited an AR simulation with 3D printed models to demonstrate how 5G and IoT can enhance a range of typical scenarios in manufacturing and production. Each 3D model included an AR tag, allowing users to operate a connected tablet to experience each scenario, with animation and commentary text guiding the viewer through demonstrations of how 5G and IoT architecture can be used for a broad range of opportunities that require ultra-reliable low latency applications.
This new event builds further on Ericsson’s collaboration with its customers and a wide range of 5G stakeholder groups to establish a strong research and innovation ecosystem where Ericsson can boost ideas, share resources and deliver emerging 5G use cases to help businesses to leverage innovative technologies like IoT, AI and AR to their fullest extent.
Iain Thornhill, Vice President of Ericsson Service Providers & IoT, Ericsson, said: “5G is already showing that it will be a game-changer for manufacturing and UK industries and will provide many new and exciting benefits, so this workshop is a great opportunity to further unlock its true potential for business. Ericsson has established a growing portfolio of use cases and relationships with industry partners and we are able to leverage on this combined expertise to accelerate 5G innovation and help deliver the next generation of manufacturing”.