5G to drive Industry 4.0

5G technologies hold special importance for industries as 5G can play a key role in achieving goals of industrial automation.

Speaking at the event, Lt. Gen. Dr. SP Kochhar, Director General, COAI said, “To make Industry 4.0 Happen with 5G, there is a need to collaborate across verticals with telecom operators and manufacturers to see how 5G gets commercially deployed in the country and to ensure that all possible industry verticals and government work in sync for developing the ecosystem.”

Dr. Andreas Mueller said, “5G may lift Industry 4.0 to the next level and enable unprecedented degrees of flexibility, productivity and efficiency in industrial manufacturing. 5G-ACIA is happy to collaborate with COAI to jointly pave the way for the success of Industrial 5G in India and around the globe.”

Sharing his thoughts during the event, Dr. Afif Osseiran, General Vice Chair, 5G-ACIA said, “Efforts have recently been made to accelerate the progress in Industry 4.0 both by the government and industries in cities like Pune and Chennai. 5G-ACIA alliance hopes by having a closer collaboration with COAI and 5GIF, will raise awareness about industrial 5G and how manufacturing use cases can leverage from 5G.”

COAI in partnership with the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) and 5G India Forum (5GIF) organized a joint webinar on “Making Industry 4.0 Happen With 5G” to discuss the industrial automation landscape and opportunities.

The event witnessed presentations from Dr. Andreas Mueller, General Chair of 5G–ACIA and Dr. Afif Osseiran, General Vice-Chair of 5G-ACIA on “5G for Industrial IoT – An overview and Industrial use cases and requirements”.

The webinar also had a panel discussion on “Making Industry 4.0 Happen With 5G”. The panelists included Dr. Nagahanumaiah, Director, CMIT; Monika Gupta, Vice President, Global 5G Engineering Lead, Capgemini; Jayant Moghe, Senior VP – Network Solutions, Mavenir; Ankit Bhargava, Principal Consultant – Industry 4.0, Tech Mahindra; and Dr. Sunil Jha, Automation Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi.

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