A 5G Network Improves Productivity at Worcester Bosch but More Work Required to Encourage others to Follow

by Michael Larner | 1Q 2020 | IN-5726
Worcester Bosch produces more than 1,000 boilers each day. The company is a test bed for Industry 4.0 technologies, and 12 months ago the factory became the first in the United Kingdom to deploy a 5G wireless network. The company utilizes over 400 machines and employs 1,200 people. The significance of the facility’s 5G network is not only that it’s a U.K. first, but also that the network has been deployed by the Worcestershire 5G Consortium. The consortium’s members include the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, AWTG, Huawei, O2, BT, the University of Worcestershire, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, and Worcestershire County Council.

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