5G ENCODE led by Zeetta validates 5G in manufacturing

by Paul Cooper |




5G is actually the first mobile technology system that has been designed with the deliberate intention to meet the advanced digital communication and connectivity requirements of industrial environments such as manufacturing. Unfortunately, despite its power to take digitisation in factories up a level, the UK has been slower than some European nations to invest in industrial digitisation and modernise manufacturing industries and supply chains.

As an example, 75% of the German companies in most industries have implemented digital solutions, and 15 million employees are directly and indirectly involved in advanced manufacturing industries in the country.

With waning productivity at the forefront of everyone’s minds, more than ever this year we hope to see a surge in use cases demonstrating 5G’s value to industry, setting off a spiral in meaningful adoption. At this stage, what are the biggest blockers to 5G taking full flight in the manufacturing industry? How many of manufacturers’ concerns are hearsay? How can we ensure 5G is able to gain real traction in 2022? Here we address some common reservations ….


As experimentation with emerging tech increases, 5G has taken centre stage, demonstrating capabilities such as wirelessly connecting automation equipment, remote operations, predictive maintenance, improved asset tracking and virtual training.

For example, as part of the 5G Encode project, a consortium, including Zeetta Networks and the National Composites Centre, developed a private 5G network to improve asset tracking across multiple sites and deploy augmented reality (AR) for training and monitoring ….

Full article here: Will 2022 be 5G’s year? – The Manufacturer