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    Manufacturing

    MTC trials 5G network for manufacturers

    • By MTDCNC
    • March 24, 2021
    • 2 minute read

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) will trial a purpose-built private 5G network aimed at helping manufacturers boost productivity. The MTC is launching its 5G capability in partnership with partners West Midlands 5G (WM5G) and Worcestershire 5G (W5G) along with technology partner BT.

    The private network will be installed at the MTC’s manufacturing research facility on Ansty Park in Coventry. The 5G connected facility will allow manufacturers of all sizes to explore benefits from multi-edge computing and wireless connectivity in digital manufacturing and robotics. A live 5G-connected robotics demonstrator will come on stream later in the year and will give companies of all sizes insight into how 5G can boost their productivity through connected digital innovation.

    WM5G is the UK’s first region-wide 5G innovation company and forms part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s 5G Test and Trials programme. The MTC’s first trial will be one of the first projects in WM5G’s Manufacturing work-stream and the company will work closely with the Worcestershire 5G testbed and its strategic technology partner BT, to supply and integrate the technology infrastructure.

    The aim is to prove the benefits that 5G services can have on the rollout of robotics and AGV’s in a modern production environment and provide a benchmark for the future of 5G manufacturing.

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    MTC trials 5G network for manufacturers

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) will trial a purpose-built private 5G network aimed at helping manufacturers boost productivity. The MTC is launching its 5G capability in partnership with partners West Midlands 5G (WM5G) and Worcestershire 5G (W5G) along with technology partner BT.

    The private network will be installed at the MTC’s manufacturing research facility on Ansty Park in Coventry. The 5G connected facility will allow manufacturers of all sizes to explore benefits from multi-edge computing and wireless connectivity in digital manufacturing and robotics. A live 5G-connected robotics demonstrator will come on stream later in the year and will give companies of all sizes insight into how 5G can boost their productivity through connected digital innovation.

    WM5G is the UK’s first region-wide 5G innovation company and forms part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s 5G Test and Trials programme. The MTC’s first trial will be one of the first projects in WM5G’s Manufacturing work-stream and the company will work closely with the Worcestershire 5G testbed and its strategic technology partner BT, to supply and integrate the technology infrastructure.

    The aim is to prove the benefits that 5G services can have on the rollout of robotics and AGV’s in a modern production environment and provide a benchmark for the future of 5G manufacturing.