Siemens reported it coordinated with Qualcomm Technologies to implement the first private 5G standalone network in an industrial environment on the 3.7-3.8 GHz band.

Siemens provided the industrial test conditions and end devices, to include Simatic control systems and IO devices. Qualcomm provided the 5G test network and test equipment. The network was installed in Siemens’ Automotive Showroom and Test Center in Nuremburg.

Siemens leadership said the coordination between the companies would help both develop wireless network solutions for industry. “Industrial 5G is the gateway to an all-encompassing, wireless network for production, maintenance, and logistics,” Eckard Eberle, CEO, process automation, Siemens, said. “High data rates, ultra-reliable transmission, and extremely low latencies will allow significant increases in efficiency and flexibility in industrial added value.”