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5G for Industrial Applications

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Actionable Benefits

  • Optimize a 5G strategy for MSPs to approach enterprise verticals.
  • Identify business opportunities for MSPs and network infrastructure vendors in industrial manufacturing.
  • Identify clear operational benefits (production enhancements) for manufacturers when deploying 5G connectivity on the factory floor.

Critical Questions Answered

  • How will the focus on enterprise verticals change the 5G value chain & what does that mean for network operators & infrastructure vendors?
  • What should MSPs and network infrastructure vendors do to address industrial manufacturers?
  • Which benefits will 5G connectivity on the factory floor offer to factory operators?

Research Highlights

  • A global forecast of the revenue and the number of 5G connections on the factory floor.
  • Detailed understanding of 5G use cases in the industrial domain and the requirements for each of these use case.
  • Thorough analysis of different options of 5G deployment on the factory floor and the implementations for network operators as well as manufacturers (as the implementing company). 

Who Should Read This?

  • Senior managers within network operators, that need to develop a business strategy for targeting enterprise verticals.
  • Planners from network infrastructure vendors to understand what technical capabilities is needed from network infrastructure to support industrial use cases. 
  • Decision-makers within industrial manufacturers looking into different possibilities to deploy 5G.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. KEY RECOMMENDATIONS

2.1. Mobile Network Operators
2.2. Network Infrastructure Vendors
2.3. Manufacturers

3. NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES USED IN MANUFACTURING

3.1. Current Connectivity Technologies in Industrial Manufacturing
3.2. Cellular Standards Update
3.3. The Role of 5G in Industry 4.0
3.4. Networking Requirements in Industrial Manufacturing

4. MARKET ACTIVITIES AND BUSINESS MODELS

4.1. Vendor Activities and Business Models
4.2. Operator Activities and Business Models
4.3. Manufacturer Activities

5. EARLY DEPLOYMENT PROJECTS

5.1. Mercedes-Benz Factory 56
5.2. Haier Factory in China
5.3. Bosch Factory of the Future
5.4. Osram Factory in Schabmünchen
5.5. Kankberg Mine in Sweden

6. MARKET FORECAST

6.1. Methodology and Assumptions

7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

7.1. Continous Dialogue to Account for the Changing 5G Value Chain
7.2. Importance of Flexible Business and Pricing Models
7.3. 5G Implementation as the Last Step toward Factory Automation