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Kickstart 5G for Industrial IoT with Ecosystem Demonstrations

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It has been announced that Qualcomm Technologies, conducted demonstrations of industrial IoT applications with multiple companies at Hannover Messe using a live over-the-air 5G NR network utilizing mobile test devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements.

This year is the year of 5G, and the next generation of connectivity was officially a part of the Industrial Internet of Things at Hannover Messe. The conference’s 5G Arena in Hall 16 showcased a variety of over-the-air 5G industrial IoT demonstrations, from safety panels to smart sensor systems to AGVs, and 5G technology from Qualcomm Technologies, combined with 5G infrastructure provided by Nokia.

“We are excited to showcase what’s possible when we add 5G to the industrial IoT,” said Jeffery Torrance, Vice President, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies. “Qualcomm Technologies’ leadership in IIoT is reflected with everything from go-to connectivity solutions like our Qualcomm 9205 LTE IoT modem, to new platforms like the recently-announced Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, to joint studies with industry leaders like Bosch on key IIoT topics. With these live 5G demonstrations at Hannover Messe, Qualcomm Technologies continues to showcase the breakthrough technologies that are transforming the way the industrial world connects, computes, and communicates.”

“5G networks will transform today’s factories and manufacturing centers into highly adaptive, efficient and intelligent production sites,” said Mike Calabrese, vice president of Global Enterprise and Webscale, Nokia. “We are thrilled to bring out 5G solutions to enable real-world industrial cases to the 5G Arena at Hannover Messe, together with Deutsche Messe AG and Qualcomm Technologies.”

“5G will transform industries and unlock the huge potential of industrial IoT,” said Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president & president Qualcomm EMEA, Qualcomm Europe, Inc. “30% of the top 40 industrial IoT companies are European companies*, with many industry leaders based in Europe. We are very proud to offer these demos with these companies to highlight the beginning of what’s possible for industrial IoT using 5G.”

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