External Use Cases
The Scotland 5G Centre is uniquely positioned with connections to industry, telecoms providers and academia. We collaborate with a wide range of leading industry experts to provide SME’s and public sector organisations with bespoke advice, facilities and a secure, private testbed environment. Our industry partners have first-hand experience working with private and public organisations and have a wealth of 5G knowledge and expertise.
Vodafone Transport Use Case
Vodafone is transforming autonomous vehicle specialist Aurrigo’s three Auto-Shuttles, enabling the organisation to monitor vehicles in real time, via safe and secure communications using AWS Wavelength and Distributed Edge Computing. An important breakthrough in the driverless vehicle arena, this guarantees excellent levels of performance and cyber resilience as the data is not exposed to the public internet.
Ericsson Use Cases
Ericsson are at the forefront of the 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing and cloud network infrastructure era – they are the first company to bring 5G to four continents. Their portfolio is built on innovation and transformation, paving the path toward a fully connected world. Ericsson Radio System allows operators to launch the new technology and grow 5G coverage fast – no matter the scale and complexity – and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing allows for accelerated 5G rollouts using existing hardware. With their world leading technology, they aim to drive society forward and unlock new opportunities. They have the industry’s strongest portfolio of essential 5G patents and play a pivotal role in global standardisation.
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5G introduces new innovation possibilities which go beyond today’s enterprise limitations, enabling new ways to work, think, and solve traditional business challenges. If you would like to learn more about the 5G for business work taking place at Ericsson, please visit their website.
Vodafone Healthcare Use Case
Vodafone is helping Coventry University transform teaching and deliver immersive and interactive remote learning through 5G for the first time. Healthcare Students can take immersive, real-time AR and VR tours of the human body thanks to ultra-low latency on Vodafone 5G network. Network slicing on Vodafone 5G standalone network opens the door for other applications such as remote surgery and remote diagnostics.
Jacobs Use Cases
Jacobs’ 9,000 UK technical professionals and a 55,000 strong global talent pool, provides expertise across sectors from utilities and healthcare, to agriculture, renewable energy and the creative industries. Jacobs combine this expertise with a deep knowledge of emerging 5G-enabled technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, connected and automated control systems. They work with partners like AT&T, who are a global leader in the development of 5G and the application of use cases across various industries including manufacturing, logistics, public sector, automotive, energy, healthcare and retail.
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5G introduces new innovation possibilities which go beyond today’s enterprise limitations, enabling new ways to work, think, and solve traditional business challenges. If you would like to learn more about the 5G for business work taking place at Jacobs, please visit their website.
Nokia Use Cases
5G Extended reality (XR) technologies – which include everything from virtual reality (VR) to mixed reality (MR) to augmented reality (AR) and haptics operated over a 5G network – has enormous potential to transform both industry and society. Extended reality is expected to improve productivity and convenience for consumers, enterprises and public institutions in a wide variety of application areas such as immersive remote training, education, support, control, communications and virtual meetings. It can be used in virtually all industry segments, including healthcare, transportation and manufacturing. There are clear benefits to remote working, as it provides more flexibility, inclusivity and efficiency.
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Vodafone Manufacturing Use Case
Vodafone 5G is completely transforming production at Ford’s Electrified Powertrain in Manufacturing Engineering facility in Dunton, Essex. High-speed, low-latency 5G Mobile Private Network (MPN) enables ultra-secure data capture, real-time independent control, full data sovereignty, analysis and remote expert support. 5G provides real-time handling of the data generated by the electric battery welding process. It also brings greater flexibility to operations, as Ford can reconfigure production lines more easily.
Other Use Cases
Jet Connectivity Aquaculture Use Case
JET Connectivity has built a unique floating 5G and live data system, specifically designed to combat the current challenges being faced offshore across a range of industries with a lack of affordable, reliable connectivity. Industries connect to the robust 5G network without the need for specialist equipment and are immediately able to use internet and voice capabilities.
Agriculture Use Case
At its South West Dairy Development Centre in Somerset, Agri-EPI Centre along with their partners used 5G technology to measure, monitor and analyse grass feed and automate milk production through collecting data from cows in real-time.
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Healthcare Use Case
The 5G Connected Ambulance provides an innovative new way to connect patients, ambulance staff and remote medical experts in real-time. This real-time connectivity brings great potential to the delivery of critical NHS services and capabilities, helping first responders to act quickly in an emergency and opening up new opportunities for remote diagnosis and preventative healthcare.