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5G & Manufacturing A closer look at how 5G impacts the manufacturing sector

The UK has been running 5G trials in factories for just over a year. Initial results suggest that manufacturing firms could see a 1% increase in productivity from this new technology thanks to increased understanding of machine health, predictive maintenance, decreased machinery downtime and improved service quality. Manufacturing & Utilities combined are expected to contribute over a third of the mind-blowingly large figure of $2.2 trillion that the GSMA predicts 5G will contribute to the global economy over the next fifteen years.

Simon Mead, CEO, Cambridge Wireless

So what makes 5G better than what has come before? There are three core pillars that make 5G what it is:

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Enhanced Mobile Broadband

Massive Machine Type Connectivity

UltraReliable Low-Latency Comms

The ability to stream a large amount of data, for example UHD video, quickly.

The ability to manage thousands of smart devices (such as internet-connected thermometers) on one network.

The ability to transmit data with neither fail nor lag / sluggishness.

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