Hanover Messe plans to become 5G fairground

April 04, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Hanover Messe plans to become 5G fairground
As a world’s first, the organizer of Hannover Messe, Deutsche Messe AG, wants to equip its entire grounds with a comprehensive 5G infrastructure. The aim is to develop the 100-hectare (around 250 acres) exhibition site into an innovative multifunctional campus that will be available 365 days a year as a test field for 5G real-time use cases.

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.

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