An Industry 4.0 trial in Singapore aims to demonstrate the benefits of 5G for manufacturing and other industries.
IBM and Samsung are working with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and telecoms provider M1 to design, develop, test and benchmark new applications that make use of 5G together with other advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and AI.
The project will test 5G-enabled use cases for manufacturing such as automated visual inspection using AI for image recognition and video analytics; improved equipment monitoring and predictive maintenance using AI-enabled acoustic insights; and assembly and debugging using augmented reality to improve productivity and quality.
The trial will be conducted at IBM Singapore’s smart factory competency centre and the solutions developed will be featured at its Industry 4.0 Studio at Changi Business Park.
As well as helping different industries in Singapore to adopt 5G-enabled solutions, both IBM and Samsung hope to deploy the resulting applications in their own operations across various markets and sectors.
“5G will be the backbone of Singapore’s Digital Economy, strengthening our national competitiveness and reinforcing our position as a global business and connectivity hub,” commented IMDA chief executive Tan Kiat How. “We are excited to work with IBM, Samsung and M1 to develop 5G capabilities and innovative use-cases, and look forward to sharing the learnings with the industry to help them build new capabilities, transform their businesses and tap new opportunities. We are committed to co-investing with the industry, and welcome all companies to join us on our 5G journey.”
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