Clear5G and the approach we are taking was presented by our project leader, Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, at the "Multi-provider, multi-vendor, multi-player orchestration: from distributed cloud to edge and fog environments in 5G" workshop (3) at EuCNC2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The discusion following the presentation was around the requirements that future manufacturing will raise towards the wireless comms systems taht will facilitate the flexibility needed for highly adaptable manufacturing environments. 

The presentation slides are available on slideshare: here.

Our technical Manager, Haibin Zhang of TNO, presented "5G for the Factories of the Future" at the EUCNC 2018 Workshop 1 : Vertical Industries & Services for 5G (VIS5G) on Monday 18th June 2018, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  The workshop was very well attended and the presentation well received.

The slides are available on slideshare: here.

 

Clear5G, joint with 5G-Xcast, 5G-MEDIA, SaT5G, 5GCity, IORL, H2020 Project FLAME, 5GCAR, Global5G.org, and IRACON are organising the one day workshop on "Vertical Industries & Services for 5G (VIS5G)" at the European Conference on Networks and Communication - EUCNC 2018, on June 18th in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

In particular Clear5G will be part of the afternoon session discussing the use and the opportunities of 5G in future manufacturing.

Many members of the Clear5G team will be present in Ljubljana, we are happy to meet and discuss about 5G and the factories of the future.

 

The Clear5G project team at the kick-off at the University of Surrey, on September 19th and 20th 2017.

Get a (here) quick overview of who we are, what we try to achieve and how we do this in the Clear5G project.

Clear5G will start officially on September 1st 2017

The Clear5G project team will officially start working on the project on September 1st 2017. The project kick off will be held on September 19th and 20th at the University of Surrey and will be hosted by the 5GIC (5G Innovation centre) team. During the first months we will detail the use cases, evaluate, together with our manufacturing partners, the actual real world requirements for wireless systems in industrial environments and start defining the system requirements which will then influence the design on PHY, MAC and networking layers.

Converged wireless access for reliable 5G MTC for factories of the futureOverview and expected technical resultsProf Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

5G for Europe Action Plan

Back in 2016, the European Comission published the "The 5G Action Plan" which is a strategic initiative that addresses all stakeholders, from private to public, small to large, and in all Member States.  The initiative is intended to meet the challenge of making 5G a reality for all citizens and businesses by the end of this decade!

Part of the Action Plan, and of particular relevance for Clear5G, is the vision that 5G will lead to an industrial transformation through wireless broadband services provided at Gigabit speeds. This does not only include the expectation that 5G will offer data connections above 10 Gigabits per second, and latencies below 5 milliseconds, but also the exploitation to exploit any available wireless resources (from Wi-Fi to 4G) and to handle millions of connected devices simultaneously.

Especially in the industrial domain, the support of new types of applications connecting devices and objects (the Internet of Things) and versatility, by way of software virtualisation allowing innovative business models across multiple sectors (e.g. transport, health, manufacturing, logistics, energy, media and entertainment). Clear5G will key enablers necessary to facilitate the Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) that will form one of the main pillars for the communication within Factories of the Future.