Studies 2019

Development of a Reference Architecture for 5G-Enabled Production

Study Results /

Picture of a lab with grey lines over it which symbolically represent 5g
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Challenge and motivation

  • 5G is in the advent of being rolled out in many countries
  • 5G is promising attractive features for industrial application, but its integration into the infrastructure is not yet clear
  • Financial benefits unclear


  • Create a reference architecture for the integration of 5G into industrial production, which serves as a blueprint for an efficient 5G roll out
  • Economical evaluation for selected use cases