ZTE Corporation has collaborated with Riedel Communications to deploy a custom-made, non-public 5G-as-a-Service on a campus community.
The German media provider firm plans to work with ZTE on exploring the potential community providers and infrastructure for serving large-scale occasions, said a press release.
ZTE provided to Riedel Communication an end-to-end smart campus network solution based on the 5G Stand Alone architecture which includes ZTE's large-capacity Base Band Unit (BBU), 5G pad Remote Radio Unit (RRU), and i5GC (Industrial 5G Core), paving the information highway for Industry 4.0 and digital upgrades.
For industry verticals, private 5G networks with customized functions, precise SLAs, and reduced costs can be purchased on demand which shortens the time to market further accelerating the pace of enterprise digitalization.
The release said that 5G SA is a completely new core architecture with high potential features that supports capabilities including eMBB, mMTC, uRLLC, Edge computing, slicing, third-party integration to improve flexibility, efficiency, openness, and customization. The manufacturing enterprise in a smart campus can realize remote product and facility monitoring enabling automated and flexible production lines.
Ultra HD videos of the product are transmitted while using AI and 5G machine vision-based quality inspection module, defective products can be quickly identified further improving the QC of the final products on the campus.
Network slicing allows industries to deploy services they are providing to their end customers enabling B2B2C applications with guaranteed SLA’s and QoS. This will play a crucial role in enabling service providers to offer innovative services, enter new markets and better facilitate new partnerships.
"ZTE, as one of the global leaders in 5G, truly believes that 5G is driving the development of the verticals and the digital transformation of industries. Deploying a variety of 5G applications enables the move from traditional manufacturing to intelligent manufacturing while reducing costs and increasing efficiency and quality” said Yang Lin, Managing Director of ZTE Germany Representative Office. “In the cooperation, ZTE provides a campus network with a flexible architecture, which could be easily expanded as the size of campus or separated campus. The application platform and device can be also integrated into the campus network for different use cases.”
This cooperation is the first step for Riedel and ZTE to jointly explore the value of 5G in vertical industries. With the solid network foundation of 5G, it can be foreseen that subsequent open platforms and diversified applications based on 5G will innovate further in the future.