Günter Boshold is Product Manager at Nokia in 5G Radio Equipment Development, the 5th generation wireless systems which is seen not only to further increase data rates, but also as important enabler for the 4th industrial revolution by supporting lowest signal latency. Günter is closely inter-working with research organizations, R&D and system architecture for defining Nokia release content. Co-operating with industry partners for evaluating and defining functionality with respect to Internet of Things (IoT), mMTC (massive Machine Type Communication) is seen as key in the context of 5G.
In addition Günter is responsible for empowering Nokia sales organizations with 5G knowledge.
Günter has wide and long experience on telecommunications. Before he joined to the Nokia 5G organization, he was responsible for product planning and managing of GSM, WCDMA and LTE releases and started his career at Siemens before he joined to Nokia.
Challenges and opportunities of 5G for the industrial internet (IoT)
The industrial IoT connectivity as part of the fourth industrial revolution is connecting information and communication technology and it enables full automatic production by linking together machines, processes, products, people and logistics.
The full flexible 5G technology is supporting an enormous set of use cases and is fully enabling the production’s digitalization by offering extreme short response times and highest reliability.
The 5G’s key technology enabling components are
New spectrum offering a wide spectrum range from 450 MHz to 90 GHz. Low frequency bands for coverage whilst high frequency bands offer extreme high data rates with peak rates > 10 Gbps
Massive MIMO technology with active antenna systems to substantially increase the spectral efficiency and network coverage
Flexible design and network slicing to create virtual network slices for the different use cases within the same 5G network
Multi-connectivity to allow dual-connectivity 4G and 5G for increasing the user data rate and improve the connection reliability.
Distributed architecture with cloud flexibility. The low latency requires to bring the content close to the radio which leads to Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC).
Connecting billions of sensors and exchange on high amount on information not only requires highest performance, highest reliability, but also security and privacy are of highest importance.
All of these topics are addressed and designed in standardization (3GPP) having the first specification available during 1st quarter 2018.
Nokia’s 5G technology is started to be rolled out in 2019 (having first deployments already during 2018). The mass market is expected by 2020+, when terminals and chipsets can be addressed for full commercial usage.
- Nokia’s vision on industrial revolution
- Overall 5G Design and architecture principles
- Overview on 5G use cases showing impact on industrial IOT
- Security and Reliability as key requirements within 5G
- Standardization and Product Availability
- Summary and Conclusion