What is 5G?
The fifth-generation mobile communication technology (Refer as 5th generation mobile networks, 5th generation wireless systems, 5th-Generation, 5G or 5G technology) is the latest generation of cellular mobile communication technology, and is also following 4G (LTE-A, WiMax), 3G (UMTS, LTE) and 2G (GSM) system after the extension. The performance goals of 5G are high data rate, ultra-low latency, energy saving, cost reduction, increased system capacity and large-scale equipment connection.
If the innovation from 1G to 4G solves the interconnection between people, then 5G will completely break through the interconnection between people, and realize the boundaries between people and machines, machines and machines. Unlike commercial 5G, industrial 5G is working with high information technology, such as cloud computing, edge computing, and artificial intelligence, to create a big space for the development of industrial interconnection.
Intelligent manufacturing and industrial network represent the development direction of Industry 4.0. Industrial 5G represents the latest computing and will become a key link in the future of intelligent manufacturing, realize the interconnection of all links & processes, promote the integration and optimization of resources, and further promote the industrial digital transformation to a new stage.
What are the characteristics of industrial 5G?
1- Ultra-high reliability and ultra-low latency: This feature is the key to the value of industrial 5G, which can make industrial wireless communication tend to be real-time communication. It creates a strong foundation for mobile robots, flexible robots (AGV), unmanned driving, vehicles networking smart healthcare.
2- Enhanced mobile broadband: This feature can increase the data transmission rate, the peak value can be increased to 10Gb/s, which is almost 10 times than that of 4G technology, greatly improving the efficiency of communication.
3- Support mass communication of machines: This feature can intensively connect mass devices, promote the interconnection of industrial field applications, and easily realize the wireless connection and intelligent applications of mass industrial devices.
When industrial 5G meets core technologies such as artificial intelligence, edge computing, and big data, the chemical reaction between them will further promote industrial applications. It is these characteristics of 5G that help users cope with massive devices and real-time data in industrial applications, realize the industrial interconnection of people, machines, and things, and promote their efficient and coordinated development. For example, industrial 5G will accelerate the integration of edge computing and cloud, shorten the distance of industrial computing in real time, and achieve cloud distribution of industrial application scenarios. Whether it is in the cloud or at the edge, it can efficiently collect and analyze data, and truly realize the interaction between human, machine and things.
2019 is the first year of 5G commercialization in China, and its development of 5G commercialization is in full swing. The construction of the operator's base station is very quick and hot, and 5G mobile phones and terminal equipment have been launched one after another, which is opening up a new future. For the new infrastructure and industrial interconnection, the integration of industrial 5G and the latest industrial technology, is now fully using its technological advantages, and playing a big role in the construction and development of various industrial scenarios, and finally paving the way for industrial applications.
At the same time, the development and tendency of industrial 5G in various countries have also become the focus of attention. European countries are also beginning to plan the development direction of 5G, and have begun the construction of 5G. The developed countries have a deep industrial foundation and are more professional and in-depth in the exploration and development of new technologies, which will inevitably drive the further development of industrial digitalization.