July 27, 2021 Release of Introduction Guidelines for Local 5G and Other Technologies at Manufacturing Sites
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has released the document entitled “Introduction guidelines for local 5G and other technologies at manufacturing sites” based on the results of a project entitled “Fiscal 2020 development demonstrations for realizing local 5G services to solve local issues” *.
1. Purpose and background
In order to make local 5G services easier to use, MIC considered formulating and reviewing appropriate technical standards. Since fiscal 2020, MIC has been conducting technical studies on radio wave propagation under a variety of usage environments simulating various real-world usage scenes. At the same time, MIC has been working on the project, “Development demonstrations for realizing local 5G services to solve issues,”* to create solutions using local 5G and other technologies.
In particular, the introduction of ICT, including the IoT and wireless communications, is rapidly progressing at manufacturing sites to solve local issues due to the need to respond to a declining workforce, productivity improvements, worker safety maintenance, and diverse needs through variable-type and variable-volume production. It is expected that 5G and local 5G technologies will contribute to solving these issues.
Considering the results of “Fiscal 2020 development demonstrations for realizing local 5G services to solve local issues”*, MIC has recently compiled and decided to release the document entitled “Introduction guidelines for local 5G and other technologies at manufacturing sites.” MIC hopes that this document will help those in charge of wireless communications at manufacturing sites when studying the introduction of local 5G and other wireless communications standards.
The project name has been changed to “Development demonstrations for realizing local 5G services to solve issues” in fiscal 2021.
2. Published material
The published material is in Japanese only.
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