Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Singtel have partnered to accelerate 5G adoption across multiple industries and leverage industry partnerships to develop and deploy advanced 5G solutions in Singapore. The partnership uses Ericsson’s networking expertise and Singtel’s 5G network, test facilities and capabilities, and also involves collaboration with global industrial partners in various sectors such as oil and gas, marine, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, financial services, retail and construction. Global partners are ABB, Axis Communications, Bosch, Bosch Rexroth, DHL Supply Chain, Hexagon, PTC and Rohde & Schwarz as well as Cradlepoint (which is part of Ericsson and provides 5G wireless edge solutions for businesses).
Singtel recently announced an acceleration of its 5G deployment across Singapore and to accelerate the adoption of 5G by businesses, M. even more innovation to encourage more adoption of 5G by businesses. Our partnership with Ericsson has been key to our 5G rollout and provides us with a unique opportunity to come together to build an open platform for companies to idea, co-create, test and eventually commercialize. We have seen encouraging results from our first trials and the key to that success is our shared goal of transforming the future of business operations by harnessing the power of 5G. These trials are the springboard to more innovation and we invite more companies to join us with their ideas.
Mr. Martin Wiktorin, Director of Ericsson Singapore, Brunei and Philippines, said: “As a global ICT leader with 97 live networks deployed around the world, we are also pioneering 5G research for industries. Today, digitization is a top priority for businesses, and 5G will enable a further shift towards digital transformation, accelerated by the current Covid-19 pandemic. With an extensive network of international partner engagements spanning a multitude of different ecosystems, this collaboration builds on the long-standing relationship we have with Singtel and all of the global industry leaders. Together, we aim to further accelerate the 5G business ecosystem and strengthen Singapore’s advantage as one of the most competitive countries in the world.
Ongoing tests for industrial applications
A total of three trials are underway, with ABB, Hexagon and Axis Communications being among the first companies to start their trials. The trials cover advanced manufacturing, logistics, smart city development, analysis and industrial automation.
ABB has successfully tested the potential of 5G in the industrial manufacturing space, supporting low latency operation of an ABB collaborative robot. The test was conducted in the ABB workshop, where ABB’s single-arm YuMi® cobot was connected to Singtel’s 5G GENIE to access a multi-access edge computing platform (MEC ) on the site.
With large-scale applications of 5G as the end goal, Singtel and Ericsson are working with Hexagon on the deployment of large-scale stand-alone measurements in the shop floor with a 5G connection that may have potential benefits in aerospace, oil and gas. , construction, automotive, shipyards and wind energy sectors. With a laser tracker, non-contact 3D precision measurements can be performed easily, quickly and accurately on large pipes and aerospace parts, with the measured data then transmitted to the control center. The laser tracker is connected to 5G for remote measurement, which enables precise measurements even in hard-to-reach areas and provides stability when measuring a free-form surface. With higher bandwidth, 5G technology also allows faster and more extensive measurements.
Advances in technology are reshaping security capabilities, and Axis Communications is leveraging 5G technology to innovate for a smarter, safer world. Trials have started with high performance Axis devices and cameras connected through Singtel’s MEC network. Trials demonstrate the ease and cost-effectiveness of deploying Axis devices with edge-based analytics for cities in areas that were previously off-limits or too expensive to do so, making cities safer and providing a better living environment . The new 5G network will also facilitate the deployment of advanced analytics by Axis Communications with our devices in hard-to-reach places and improve security and protection in previously inaccessible areas.
Building a robust 5G ecosystem and building capacity
The partnership builds on the joint 5G initiatives rolled out by the two companies over the past year. These include achieving Singapore’s fastest 5G speeds of 3.2 Gbps in Singtel’s UNBOXED unmanned pop-up retail store, using high-bandwidth, low-latency technology. ‘Ericsson mmWave 28 GHz as well as Singtel’s GENIE, the world’s first portable 5G-in-a-box platform powered by Ericsson to enable businesses to explore the capabilities of 5G and test use cases in their own premises.
According to an Ericsson report – “5G for business: a 2030 market compass”, total digitization revenue in Singapore is expected to reach $ 17.41 billion by 2030, with estimated 5G-compatible revenues to $ 6.48 billion. As a regional economic, commercial and technological hub, Singapore is an ideal launching pad for 5G-based Industry 4.0 solutions, including robotics, augmented / virtual / mixed reality, artificial intelligence and technology. ‘IoT, which require fast speeds, high capacity, and low latency connectivity.
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Senior Manager, Strategic Group and Brand Communication, Singtel
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