Yet another private 5G initiative has hit the headlines, with news that Ericsson and operator Telia have launched the Baltic region's first enterprise 5G private network, Ericsson Private 5G.
The private cellular network went live in early May at Ericsson’s supply site in Tallinn, Estonia.
Through its reliability, predictable latency, security and speed, says Ericsson, the 5G private network’s cutting-edge capabilities are enabling a variety of use cases such as asset condition monitoring and management, computer vision, digital twins and collaborative robotics, as well as new feature capabilities like 5G precise indoor positioning.
The supply site in Tallinn plays a strategic role in Ericsson’s global supply chain footprint, accounting for nearly half of the company’s new product introductions (NPIs). These NPIs involve extensive research and development to ensure product relevance, competitiveness and scalability, which are critical to the successful ramp-up of new products.
The implementation of Ericsson Private 5G throughout the factory is reducing the dependency on wires dramatically to improve the agility of production layout and design, while delivering greater mobility of impactful solutions like automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
Ericsson Private 5G is Ericsson’s next-generation private network solution providing secure and reliable 4G and 5G connectivity through its single server dual mode core. Built for business operations, the solution comes pre-integrated to ensure rapid time to use and enabling advanced and intelligent operations in any environment. The product serves as a platform for innovation and Industry 4.0 allowing facilities to modernize ways of working.
Ericsson and Telia suggest that this development in their collaboration is expected to have a significant impact, both locally and globally, both on the Tallinn supply site and also on the collaboration's contribution to Estonia’s export market.
IDC research suggests that the worldwide private LTE/5G market is projected to exceed US$8.3 billion in revenue by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate of 35.7% from 2022-2026.