The private 5G deployment is part of an initiative aimed at fostering the ecosystem for open 5G campus networks in Germany and in other European markets

IS-Wireless, which provides private 5G solutions, will install a private 5G network at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Germany as part of the so-called CampusOS, an initiative aimed at fostering the ecosystem for open 5G campus networks in Germany and in other European markets.

Fraunhofer HHI is co-coordinator of the CampusOS flagship project. The project consortium includes several industrial companies such as Bosch, Siemens, Rohde & Schwarz and Deutsche Telekom. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

“The IS-Wireless installation will contribute to the goal of designing high-demand, 5G-based campus networks that will be deployed later in the German market. These networks will support industrial applications such as Industry 4.0, including the coordination of automated guided vehicle fleets (AGVs) and 3D mapping of storage areas to improve in-house transport processes,” IS-Wireless said.

“Other use cases include connected construction sites and construction logistics, where near real-time coordination of distributed and partially mobile work processes is essential, based on digital twins of construction sites. In such applications, the optimal placement of the data processing infrastructure, as well as mechanisms ensuring that unwanted interferences do not lead to a disruption of the existing sensors, are essential. IS-Wireless, with its Private 5G, addresses these issues,” it added.

The company will deliver its O-DU (Open RAN Distributed Unit), O-CU (Open RAN centralized unit), and Near-RT RIC (RAN intelligent controller) for both indoor and outdoor installations at one of Fraunhofer HHI’s sites in Berlin.

The firm said it had previously installed its private 5G solution at Werner-von-Siemens Center for Industry and Science in Berlin, where the network will be used for the control of connected and autonomous mobile robots.

In the CampusOS project, Fraunhofer HHI is currently developing open components for 5G campus networks and also creating a reference test field to evaluate end-to-end performance. The aim of the institute’s work is to lower the entry thresholds for SMEs in the area of radio access networks so that smaller companies can also participate in the mobile communications market at low cost.

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