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industry 4.0 Issue no 11 - July 2019 The manufacturer working alongside Bosch in the Worcestershire 5G Consortium, a testbed funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is the Japanese machine tool builder Yamazaki Mazak. This company is augmenting the capabilities of their machine tool servicing team in order to save customers time and money and provide a higher level of service quality. Using an augmented reality headset equipped with an HD camera and a microphone, an on-site Yamazaki Mazak service engineer can stream exactly what he is seeing to a remote expert and receive step-by-step instructions instantaneously on how to fix an issue, if he is unclear how to proceed himself. This reduces the risk of service engineers needing to return for a second visit if the first respondent is not trained to handle the issue that he encounters. Augmented reality use cases rely on both the low latency element of 5G for the instantaneous transmission of instructions and enhanced mobile broadband to stream the HD video quickly.

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Telia brings 5G to the Industrial Factory Floor with Nokia and Intel

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5G & Manufacturing Elsewhere, Nokia has been building a “factory of the future” in Oulu, Finland. In this building, sensor networks, computer vision and autonomous robots that traverse the factory floor alongside employees are the norm. One experiment that Nokia has run compares the speed of automation of 4G and 5G-connected robots. In the same time period, the 4G-connected robot assembled 12 parts while the 5G-connected robot assembled 31 parts – a huge 260% productivity gain thanks to 5G’s significantly lower latency. Across the telecommunications industry, there is a recognition of the need for increased collaboration with enterprise customers as 5G is rolled out to ensure that the new technology reaches its full potential. O2 supports this collaborative viewpoint. On the launch of the Worcestershire 5G Consortium project, Derek McManus, COO of O2 (one of the project members), said that in order for 5G to achieve the estimated £173Bn incremental revenue that the Government predicts in its first ten years, rolling out the technology isn’t enough.

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