Ericsson sees 5G manufacturing uptake

NEW APPLICATIONS:One of the firm’s local clients in the petrochemical industry is using AR devices to help new workers effectively manage gas tanks, Ericsson said

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 12, 2017
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter

A growing number of Taiwanese manufacturers are showing strong interest in using

Ericsson Taiwan chief technology officer Dann Yao, left, and Ericsson Taiwan president Hakan Cervell attend a media briefing in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Wang Yi-hung, Taipei Times

5G technology to enhance their manufacturing efficiency, including implementing 5G-enabled augmented-reality (AR) devices to manage production lines, Ericsson said yesterday.

As Taiwanese manufacturers move toward “smart” factories, they are studying how to use 5G technology to accelerate the transition, Ericsson Taiwan Ltd chief technology officer Dann Yao (姚旦) said on the sidelines of a news conference in Taipei.

AR and virtual-reality (VR) devices function better with 5G than 4G, as it reduces latency and improves data transmission rates, Yao said.    [FULL  STORY]

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