5G Connected Industries
Meet the factory
of the future
The fourth industrial revolution is
dawning, as industries look to increase
productivity and flexibility of
production. They also aim to deliver
personalized products to meet
changing demands through a higher
degree of automation. In addition,
industries want to operate more safely
and sustainably. With massive machine
type communications (MTC), real-time
control of machines, robot/human
interactions and edge cloud analytics,
5G will be key to supporting the
wireless connectivity needed to
power these new ‘smart factories’.
Ultra-low latency, combined with
MTC and intelligent analytics,
will make it easier for people and
robots to work collaboratively.
It will also enable you to control
machines in real time. This means
your workforce can move more
freely, away from heavy machinery,
which helps you increase safety.
And with massive connectivity,
all your machines can interact with
each other, providing continuous
updates to back-office systems.
Make things personal
With fast, reliable communications
between machinery, sensors and
computing systems, you can adjust
your production line to make
customization easier. So, you can
ensure a streamlined manufacturing
process, while still meeting consumer
demand for different, personalized
products in varying quantities.
With servers in the edge cloud
communicating with sensors and
machines on the factory floor,
you’ll be able to automate many
systems and processes. You can
streamline everything from material
handling, to production and inventory
management, making it easier
to manage your whole factory.
Plus, with real-time management and
MTC, you can reduce assembly time
and improve your overall productivity.
Keep things moving
Cut the wires
With the wireless connectivity of 5G,
you can say goodbye to the wired
systems required to keep machines
connected to your central computing
system. That makes it easier to
reconfigure your production systems
to cope with changing product lines.
And you can monitor everything
in real time, helping you ensure
for your money
As well as making your operations
more technically efficient, wireless
connectivity is also more cost
efficient. During a study of a factory
where our technology is currently
being used, we found that total cost
of ownership was 5 times lower with
wireless connectivity than with wired.
Reconfigure on the fly
5G can help to dramatically increase
flexibility within your factory.
Wireless connectivity makes it easier
to reconfigure the machines on your
factory floor to meet changing
demands. 5G also enables you
to future-proof your production line,
as you can add new machines without
needing to make significant changes
to your network.
Achieve a full five-nines
With 5G, you benefit from five-nines
reliability (99.999%), which means
you can count on your wireless
connectivity just the same as your
previous wired systems. And because
it’s a wireless network, 5G also gives
you the flexibility to increase and
decrease the available bandwidth
to match your demand.
Be there, when you
can’t be there
With 5G you can improve your
productivity with automated
information and knowledge sharing
throughout your production lifecycle.
5G makes it easier to control your
workflow automation, and with
improved latency and reliability
you can increase your time to
market and mitigate against errors.
You can also offer new digital
services, creating added value
for you and your customers.
With 5G, you can make maintenance
support faster and safer. Off-site
specialists can communicate with local
engineers in real time, using virtual
or augmented reality to supervise
equipment upgrades and repairs in real
time. So, your production line can get
back to work quicker, saving you time
and money. And with remote fixing,
engineers can keep out of harm’s way.
Mitigate against potential disruption
to keep your factory online and your
production line working. With 5G, your
critical operations, plus the control
and monitoring of your equipment,
can operate on a local private network.
So, you can isolate critical operations
to mitigate the loss of connectivity
to external networks, ensuring
production is maintained.
Safety and Security
With highly reliable, low-latency
connectivity using short burst
communications, 5G can help you
to create safety areas for people.
Immediate intrusion detection
enables you to shut down machinery
quickly in the event of an emergency.
So you can ensure worker safety, and
halt production systems correctly to
prevent damage to costly machinery.
Keep your people safe
With 5G, you’ll be able to own and
operate personal servers in the edge
cloud. They could be housed on your
physical premises, making them
easier to maintain and secure.
You could even dedicate various
slices of your bandwidth to different
areas of traffic. So, for example,
you’ll be able to isolate email servers
from critical systems, meaning if one
experiences problems, the other
would carry on unaffected.
Secure your network
Technology and Services
Nokia 5G FIRST
Nokia 5G Technology
Our technology provides flexible,
programmable networks to deliver
seemingly infinite capacity
to accommodate varying traffic
demands. They’re built on common
platforms that adapt to any
cloud-based applications. And they
offer advanced analytics to control
and manage the entire network,
with end-to-end security built in.
Nokia 5G First
Our solution includes the
technology building blocks,
services and partnership programs
that are at the heart of delivering
new experiences and realizing new
We can help you minimize the
complexity of transforming your
network. We’ll assist you in creating
a plan that allows you to migrate
to 5G and capitalize on new business
opportunities. We’ll also help you
to model network and business cases,
then design and deploy the relevant