5G PPP – White Paper “Innovation Trends in I4.0 enabled by 5G and Beyond Networks”

November 30, 2023

Members of the 5G-INDUCE project have contributed in the newest white paper released by 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) Technology Board entitled: "Innovation Trends in I4.0 enabled by 5G and Beyond Networks".


The Industry 4.0 (I4.0) concept revolutionizes how processes like quality, productivity, customization, and safety are managed in manufacturing. It has developed alongside 5G technology, and the two influence each other significantly. 5G supports the communication needs of I4.0, while I4.0 is a major sector for 5G growth. This whitepaper offers a comprehensive view of I4.0 design principles, driven by collaboration between I4.0 leaders and contributors to 5G development. It also assesses the applicability of 5G for short and mid-term I4.0 challenges based on input from stakeholders. The report touches on evolving 5G technologies, like Deterministic Networking and Digital Twining, and explores the future of ecosystem dynamics, regulation, and sustainability. Ultimately, it provides valuable insights into the synergy between I4.0 and 5G, drawing from leading 5G-PPP Phase III projects.


Download the white paper here.