5G and Manufacturing: How to make the most of 5G

This event, delivered in partnership with UK5G and AREA will explore how manufacturing businesses can reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls when adopting 5G technology.

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14.00 - 16.00



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5G will transform the Manufacturing sector, improving the current state of the art and unlocking exciting new capabilities – but it is not a panacea. Correctly applied it will improve planning, increase productivity, reduce waste, improve safety and smooth supply chains.

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The DCMS support 5G Testbeds & Trials Manufacturing projects have spent the last 3 years and several million pounds learning what works – and what doesn’t – when introducing 5G into manufacturing systems and processes.

Join us for a pragmatic view of 5G in action, reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.

This event, from UK5G and AREA, will be of interest to anyone in interested in learning about the practicalities of 5G in a manufacturing enterprise.

About the Events

In 2020, the manufacturing industry accounted for £191 billion of output and 2.7 million jobs, with average wages 13% higher than the rest of the economy.

Amid Covid-19, the manufacturing sector has been forced to find new and innovative ways to operate safely and efficiently—yet the challenges facing the sector before the pandemic still remain.

5G will transform the sector: facilitating more efficient and effective ways of working. Globally, the sector is experiencing ever shorter product life cycles; against a backdrop of rapid shifts in trends and increasing demand for personalisation, consumers expect agility. Manufacturing equipment is also becoming progressively more complex and so making changes to production lines at short notice can be tricky, even more so when relying on wired connectivity. And in a time of shrinking margins, maximising uptime is more important than ever to retain profitability.

5G provides the means to tackle these manufacturing challenges – and more.



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