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.