Industrial 5G at Hannover Messe

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By Dimitris Mavrakis | 2Q 2019 | IN-5467


5G Activities at Hannover Messe


Hannover Messe is the largest trade fair for the industrial technology market, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It is the trade fair where industrial technology leaders announce new products and where the whole industrial market converges to discuss new technologies. This year, there was a new technology being discussed throughout the fair: 5G. Contrary to last year’s show, 5G was a hot topic of discussion and the fair organizer even deployed a private 5G network for technology demonstrations in Hall 16, where the 5G Arena was hosted. This network was powered by Nokia’s 5G basestations and was running at 3.7GHz. Qualcomm provided the chipsets and modems.

The 5G technology demonstrations at Hannover Messe were far from what is considered typical in the telecoms domain. In fact, almost all exhibitors were discussing different use cases for 5G. Some examples were:

  • Many companies were trialing 5G as a faster pipe to transfer video feeds from around the factory floor or to transfer Industrial Ethernet (IE) over 5G. Car manufac…

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