Several Huawei partners have highlighted the different industries that are getting great benefits out of 5G.
Huawei recently held its 5G+, Better World Summit, where various operators and industry partners shared their experiences of how 5G applications can drive significant business and industry efficiency.
“5G development has entered a new phase,” said Huawei Carrier CMO, Bob Cai.
“With over 80 5G networks commercially available worldwide, determining how to leverage 5G to create more value is currently a topic of great interest within the industry.”
He added, “Currently, 5G for business is still more of a branding concept, and more solid work needs to be done. To build a positive business cycle, work should be done in four aspects: technology, ecosystem, standards, and business model.”
Dimitris Mavrakis, research director of ABI research, highlighted that new ‘G’ technologies historically offered major benefits to consumers.
By 2030, Mavrakis predicted that 5G’s impact on the global GDP will be over $7.5 trillion compared to the $5.1tn 4G contributed in 2019.
“We expect that 5G will transform businesses in the same way 4G transformed consumers,” said Mavrakis.
However, he cautioned that it could take several years for the manufacturing world to adopt the technology.
Mavrakis also implored governments to provide opportunities for 5G to flourish within their countries, and highlighted ways that this is already being done, such as in the provisioning of free 5G spectrum and the reduction in taxation of carriers.
Several Huawei partners also highlighted the different industries that are already getting great benefits out of 5G.
Xu Mengqiang, General Manager of China Mobile Ningbo, highlighted that several 5G implementations resulted in substantial benefits to a Ningbo port.
These include 5G-powered self-driving container trucks, remote controlled cranes, and backhaul HD video streaming – which shows key cranes in real time.
The Ningbo port envisions that efficiency will be increased by over 260 per cent while labour costs will be cut by over 70 per cent as a result of new 5G-powered technologies.
Dr. Thomas Anken, the head of the Digital Production Federal Department of Economic Affairs Education and Research in Switzerland, noted that 5G was enabling a variety of smart farming methods that have a significant impact on the yields of farms in the country.
Guo Lihong, Deputy Director of the Engineering Equipment Department of Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron and Steel, explained that 5G was expected to increase the factory’s efficiency by 30 per cent while reducing costs by the same margin.
5G is used with remote-controlled cranes and slag-adding arms to streamline the factory’s processes, and these cranes have improved production efficiency by 33 per cent.
The ability for production line surveyors to watch real-time production through HD video has also optimised these workers’ jobs.
In total, the factory plans to build 100 5G macro sites as well as three management centres to continue to reap the benefits of 5G.
Similarly, hospitals in the Henan province have implemented a variety of impressive 5G-powered functionalities to improve their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These systems were installed within 82 hours and involved the building of remote systems for 147 hospitals in 18 cities within the province.
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