5G Can Drive Positive Social Outcomes in Enterprise Deployments

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By Kangrui Ling | 1Q 2022 | IN-6444


5G Digitally Transforms a Hunan Metal Foundry


China Mobile and Huawei have deployed a private 5G network solution in the Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron and Steel factory, which is one of the largest metal foundries in Hunan. The deployment includes more than 210 5G base stations and one Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) room ,which enables a multitude of use cases such as remote crane operations, smart robots, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) inspections, 5G High-Definition (HD) video surveillance, and others.

One significant use case supporting remote crane operations through 5G. Using time-sensitive networking (TSN)-supported 5G systems that enable real-time programmable logic controller (PLC) connections, as well as 5G-connected video cameras on the cranes that transmit an HD stream of the factory floor in real time to the operator, operators can now remotely control their cranes collectively from a Network Operations Center (NOC).

Transformation Extends Beyond Business Outcomes


The above-mentioned use case exemplifies some of the positive social outcomes …

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