Telefónica Delivering the Promise of 5G for Gestamp

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By Michael Larner | 4Q 2020 | IN-5987


5G Network Supports Real-Time Decision-Making


Automotive component manufacturer Gestamp has been working with Telefónica to implement a 5G network on the factory floor of its plant in Barcelona. The project was part of the 5G Barcelona initiative (a collaboration between Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Telefónica, and Gestamp) that is looking to progress digitalization across the city and the Catalonia region.

The bandwidth and low latency provided by 5G connectivity allied with an edge computing network means that Gestamp can process data concerning its machinery in real time, perform large-scale simulations with the data, and optimize decision-making concerning its operations. The work at Gestamp is a step change regarding how a 5G network can support manufacturers with the benefits of 5G (bandwidth and low latency) coming to the fore; previous ABI Insights related to this topic (IN-5854, IN-5849) have concluded there is a dearth of real-life uses cases for such a network and Gestamp demonstrates the potential for a 5G network inside a manufacturing plant. For Telefónica, the work with Gestam…

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