umlaut, part of Accenture has launched a private 5G standalone, Open RAN network in Aachen, Germany. The “5G Campus Lab” enables companies across industries to design, test and implement ultra-high-speed and low-latency connectivity solutions faster without having to invest in building their own network.
The 5G Campus Lab offers the following capabilities and services:
- Companies can validate their existing 5G use cases to identify and resolve issues up-front, such as ensuring that different end-devices and sensors work smoothly together. They can go hand-on without having to set up their own private 5G networks, which usually require a license from network authorities and are costly to build.
- Companies can experiment with umlaut’s use cases. These include but aren’t limited to the following areas: smart manufacturing, including process automation and predictive maintenance; telemedicine with a digitized rescue chain; software-defined vehicles; and real-time augmented reality for digital twins.
- With its holistic engineering and industry expertise, umlaut helps companies develop and deploy new individual 5G use cases, which leverage best-of-breed technologies, apply security-by-design, and support energy efficiency.
- umlaut supports clients looking to build their own private network with its deep understanding of the challenges behind the integration and interoperability of network devices and technologies such as Open RAN.
Hakan Ekmen, CEO Telecommunication at umlaut, said: “5G is a key enabler of smart connected products and manufacturing. Our 5G Campus Lab is the ideal testing ground for companies wanting to capitalize on latest wireless connectivity technologies, cloud-based Open RAN virtualized infrastructure, and massive Multi-Input, Multi-Output (MIMO) antennas.”