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The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted the manufacturing sector. New Industry 4.0 technologies – driven by 5G – have the potential to power recovery by transforming manufacturing resilience and productivity. 5G enables productivity improvements by connecting sensors on machines and other assets securely and in real-time to data platforms and applications to optimise processes and equipment.
In the video below, Peter Bruch from SME aeronautical component manufacturer AE Aerospace, Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, Sarah Walker from network provider BT and Chair of the WM5G Board, Mark Stansfeld discuss how 5G technology can aid the recovery and future prosperity of the region’s £32 billion GVA manufacturing sector.
AE Aerospace’s Managing Director and Co-Owner, Peter Bruch, discussed the implementation of the country’s first 5G private network for an SME with industry publication The Manufacturer.
In the piece Peter discusses his hopes for the 5G trial, outlining the the extra abilities AE Aerospace will gain thanks to the deployment of their private network, including:
These were elements that AE Aerospace were already looking to explore, but – as Peter explains – having access to 5G technology and the expertise through the trial programme will greatly accelerate their vision for the future.