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According to the article by Reuters, the Swedish telecom giant Ericsson plans to increase production in its Tczew plant in Poland for expanding its 5G mobile network across Europe. Ericsson is among the competitors of Nokia and Huawei to build mobile data infrastructure worldwide and its decision to accelerate production in Poland is a step towards gaining competitive advantage. The spokeswoman of Ericsson said “Our main objective is to prepare for the needed 5G capacity for the European market and achieve shorter lead time with logistic efficiency,” to Reuters in an email.
Industries will likely to be one of the biggest customer bases for 5G devices. Rohit Agarwal, Editorial Director at Copperberg shared his insights on the issue:
“With increasing connected devices in all industries, the network connecting them has to be quick, adaptive and reconfigurable at will. 5G provides these features and is a huge progress compared to its predecessors. With use cases emerging in all industries, the demand for 5G network capability will skyrocket in the near future.”
Indeed, 5G is one of the crucial enablers of Industry 4.0 or smart manufacturing in which connected sensors provide real-time monitoring and data analytics, and coordination of machines. The widespread use of 5G can benefit the European manufacturing companies in several aspects such as process and product automation, logistics and company IT.
According to Reuters, the site is expected to be “in full service for the European market” by the first quarter of 2020.