Zeetta Networks Underpinning 5G ENCODE with Network Slicing

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By Michael Larner | 3Q 2020 | IN-5854


5G-ENCODE Explores Business Cases and Value Propositions for 5G in Manufacturing


Continuing the theme from recent ABI Insights of initiatives that encourage manufacturers to test 5G networks to support Industry 4.0 applications, ABI Research caught up with Zeetta Networks’ CEO, Vassilis Seferidis, to find out how the 5G Enabling Connectivity for Digital Engineering (5G-ENCODE) is progressing.

In February 2020, the United Kingdom’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced funding worth GBP£9 million for the 5G ENCODE project, making it the largest industrial 5G trial in the United Kingdom. The project is due to run for two years and is a small component of DCMS’s GBP£200 million fund for Industrial 5G Testbeds and Trials, which covers not only manufacturing but also farming, policing, and tourism.

Network automation specialist Zeetta Networks was chosen to lead the project and works with consortium partners Telefonica, Siemens, Toshiba, Solvay, Mativision and Plataine as well as the National Composites Centre (NCC), the University of Bristol, and the West of England Co…

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