5G Consortium celebrates award win with Mazak

Posted on 11 Jul 2019 and read 457 times
5G Consortium celebrates award win with MazakYamazaki Mazak is celebrating after helping the Worcestershire 5G Consortium to win the category ‘Most Commercially Viable Use Case’ at the inaugural 5G Realised ‘Use Cases Awards’.

The Consortium — led by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Local Economic Partnership — received the award at the recent 5G Realised event in London.

Mazak was chosen as part of the Consortium thanks to its pioneering work implementing Industry 4.0 design principles into its range of machine tools and CNC technology.

As part of its trials programme, the company used an augmented-reality application designed to offer remote support to field service engineers to help measure ‘end-to-end speed and latency’ and gain an insight into the future potential of 5G for industry.

Tim Gane, business systems director at Yamazaki Mazak UK (www.mazakeu.co.uk), said: “To be recognised with this award is testament to the important work taking place in Worcestershire to develop 5G in the UK.

“5G represents a tremendous opportunity to further accelerate productivity growth, and to enable even quicker data transfer and analysis for manufacturers.

“With potential speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, 5G will be the industry standard for connectivity in the future.”

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