KPN connects Brainport Industries Campus to 5G

Alexander Pil
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KPN has opened an Industry 5G Fieldlab on the Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in Eindhoven – its second in the Netherlands. While the Rotterdam site at Shell Pernis focuses on the process industry, the newly launched lab is aimed at 5G in manufacturing, which has different use cases. Together with the BIC, KPN will set up targeted Smart Industry projects with the new generation of mobile network technology.

KPN’s customers in the manufacturing industry and established parties on the BIC will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of 5G in a representative environment. The telecom provider will make the network available indoors on campus, including the 3.5 GHz frequency, which is ideally suited for testing high-bandwidth use cases. “We can already start working with 5G indoors at 3.5 GHz, as opposed to 3.5 GHz outdoors – which can only be used in 2022-2023,” says KPN’s Paul Cobben.

Furthermore, KPN is combining 5G indoors with Ultrawideband. UWB is used to track objects on the factory floor and in warehouses in real time. Their position can be determined with up to thirty centimeters accuracy, and often even more accurately.

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