Siemenshas joined forces with Qualcomm Technologies to implement the first private 5G standalone (SA) network in a real industrial environment using the 3.7-3.8GHz band. The 5G network was installed in Siemens’ Automotive Showroom and Test Center in Nuremberg.
As part of the alliance, Siemens provided the actual industrial test conditions and end devices such as Simatic control systems and IO devices. Qualcomm, on the other hand, supplied the 5G test network and the relevant test equipment.
Automated guided vehicles are (AGV) displayed here which are primarily used in the automotive industry. New manufacturing options and methods are also developed, tested and presented before they are put into action on customer sites. This allows Siemens’ customers, such as automated guided vehicle manufacturers, to see the products interact live.
The Automotive Showroom and Test Center enables Siemens and Qualcomm to test all the different technologies in a standalone 5G network under actual operating conditions and to come up with solutions for the industrial applications of the future.
Qualcomm Technologies said it installed the 5G test system comprising infrastructure and end devices in less than three weeks while Siemens provided the actual industrial setup including Simatic control systems and IO devices.