5G-ENCODE Starts the First Phase of Its Network at the National Composites Centre

October 26 (2020

5G-ENCODE, a pioneering project that aims to make the benefits of 5G a reality for UK manufacturers, apprises of the switch on of its Phase One Industrial Private 4G Network at the world leading National Composites Centre (NCC), to establish a baseline for existing technology. This comes ahead of its Phase Two Industrial Private 5G Network, which will go live in 2021.

The Phase One 4G network has been designed and developed by leading partners, Zeetta Networks and the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab, and installed at the National Composites Centre. It will be used to establish a baseline for existing cellular technologies, against which results from the private 5G network, which will be installed in Phase Two of the project, can be benchmarked. The goal is to prove the value of 5G for use case performance and user experience and demonstrate the extent to which businesses will get a real return on investment from deploying private cellular networks within manufacturing.

5G-ENCODE is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme and is one of the UK government’s biggest investments in 5G for manufacturing to date.

The cellular network will be used to explore new business models and 5G technologies, including network slicing and splicing, within an industrial environment. Specifically, activity will focus on three areas:

• Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to support design, manufacturing and training.
• Monitoring and tracking of time sensitive assets.
• Wireless real-time in-process monitoring and analytics.

In the Phase One 4G Network, the focus will be on testing the asset tracking and AR / VR use cases. Each use case will be tested and data gathered on network performance, user experience and business benefit realization. This process will be repeated for the Phase Two 5G Network and the data between 4G and 5G will be compared and analyzed.

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