Riccardo Weber explains how advanced connectivity using 5G networks will help manufacturers realise the benefits of industry 4.0.

Industry 4.0 – the term used to describe enhanced interconnectivity and adaptability in manufacturing environments – is very much upon us. 

To remain competitive, productive, and efficient in the age of Industry 4.0, manufacturers must embrace new technologies and innovate. With the adoption of digital technologies anticipated to improve manufacturing productivity by 30-35% by 2030, it’s clear that digital transformation is the key to future success. 

In the Midlands alone, the manufacturing industry generates more than £32 billion GVA a year and accounts for 22% of jobs. 5G (the fifth generation of mobile technology) is one of the most obvious ways to enable Industry 4.0 applications, connecting devices with more ease, fluidity, and sophistication than ever before.  

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