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5G and Edge Networks in Manufacturing

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Actionable Benefits

  • Determine a set of measurements for smart manufacturers to gauge the benefit of 5G and edge computing in the factory floor.
  • Understand Industry 4.0 market dynamics and associated strategies that ecosystem players can use to establish new commercial models. 
  • Identify key use cases that are expected to leverage cellular connectivity to drive new business value in manufacturing.

Critical Questions Answered

  • What are the key trends that call for a hyperconverged local compute and cellular connectivity in manufacturing?
  • Who are the key players in industrial digitalization and what role is the telecoms industry expected to play?
  • What are some core features that 5G and edge computing offer for industrial applications?
  • How do product-led solutions of the ‘past’ fare against solution-led products that the Industry 4.0 opportunity demands?
  • What are some of the future business models for 5G and edge computing in manufacturing?

Research Highlights

  • In-depth analysis of the technology features of 5G and edge computing.
  • A detailed discourse on emerging and futuristic use cases in manufacturing.
  • An overview of existing and ‘new’ commercial models including pay up-front CAPEX and pay-as-you-go OPEX modes.

Who Should Read This? 

  • Decision makers in industrial sector who are looking to invest in 5G and edge computing.
  • Chief Strategy Officers from solution providers (telecom and industrial vendors, application vendors, CSPs) that need to understand manufacturing trends and the value at stake for 5G and edge computing.
  • Manufacturing plants managers that need to understand how 5G and edge impact factory floor processes and overall plant operations.
  • System Integrators that are expected to integrate multiple point solutions from a wide range of providers.  

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. RECOMMENDATIONS

3. DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS FOR 5G AND EDGE IN MANUFACTURING

3.1. Trends and Drivers for 5G and Edge in Manufacturing
3.2. Inhibitors

4. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

4.1. 5G Core
4.2. Edge Computing
4.3. Network Slicing
4.4. 5G Private Networks versus 5G Slices
4.5. AI and ML in Manufacturing
4.6. Technological Forces Shaping Supply Chains

5. DEPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS MODEL OVERVIEW

5.1. Business Model for 5G
5.2. Business Model for Edge Computing
5.3. Software-as-a-Service Business Models

6. 5G AND EDGE MANUFACTURING USE CASES

6.1. Video Analytics
6.2. Collaborative Robotics
6.3. Predictive Maintenance
6.4. Massive IoT Tracking
6.5. Supply Chaining

7. MARKET FORECASTS

8. PROFILES OF KEY COMMERCIAL ENTITIES

8.1. Telco Infrastructure Vendors
8.1. Communications Service Providers
8.2. System Integrators in Manufacturing