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Hanover Messe plans to become 5G fairground

Hanover Messe plans to become 5G fairground

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt



The aim of the trade fair organiser is to equip all halls and the outdoor area with the new 5G mobile radio standard by summer 2020. The permanent availability of 5G will enable innovative applications from industry, mobility, logistics, Smart City or health to be tested and demonstrated in the future that would not be possible without 5G.

“5G is the key technology for the further digital transformation of the economy and society, because only with 5G will consumer Internet become industrial Internet,” says ochen Köckler, CEO of Deutsche Messe. “The networking of intelligent machines in smart manufacturing, autonomous driving, vertical logistics and smart farming requires a radio-based, mobile Gigabit connection. In Hanover, we are therefore expanding our exhibition center into a showcase of the future, where we can see how the world of work and public life will change in the coming years.

5G improves connectivity and accelerates response times. Numerous sophisticated applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) will only become possible as a result. In addition to Industry 4.0 and new traffic control systems, examples include networked supply and disposal concepts in cities or in the areas of e-health, telemedicine and robot-assisted operations.


On an area of 100 hectares, the site comprises some 30 halls and buildings, around 10 kilometers of traffic routes and several thousand parking spaces. The fully functional network will enable 5G applications to be demonstrated at existing trade fairs and new services to be offered. On the other hand, the site will also become a test field and multifunctional campus, enabling 5G real-time use cases at any time in a protected and controlled environment.

At the same time, the trade fair organiser announced a new congress and trade fair format based on the new mobile technology. The congress fair 5G CMM Expo is to be developed to the annual guidance meeting approximately around the key technology 5G. CMM stands for Connected Mobile Machines. The first congress on the subject will be held in October 2019. In autumn 2020, the 5G Expo will be launched.

The Expo is intended to illustrate the entire range of applications of the 5G standard on the basis of tangible use cases for all networked mobile machines in public spaces, in various economic sectors and for end consumers. The range of topics covers hardware, software and services as building blocks of solutions and systems in the cloud, mobile platforms, system integration, application software and IT security technology, communications technology, automation technology for mobile machines or embedded systems for mobile applications. On the visitor side, 5G CMM Expo is aimed at specialists and company managers from a wide range of industries – from the automotive and supplier industries to logistics, smart cities, the energy sector, building automation, security technology and agricultural engineering, e-commerce, healthcare, the food industry, construction machinery, textiles, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. They are all united by the fact that they see new opportunities and potential for their fields of application in 5G.

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