The telecommunications industry is an oligopoly market with stable income and low stock price volatility. It has long been regarded by the market as the target of “stock holding” or “parking funds”. However, as 5G technology becomes more mature, whether it is in O-RAN (Open radio access Networks) technology development, as well as the service energy that telecommunications companies focus on investing in private networks for enterprises and public infrastructure construction, future application opportunities are expected to flourish. No matter in the application endpoints of smart cities and smart manufacturing, etc., they will become , Far EasTone and Taiwan University’s next wave of growth highlights.
Different from commercial networks covering a wide range, 5G private networks, as the name implies, are network systems that are set up for specific purposes, operate independently, and use 5G communication technology as networking technology. Based on the advantages of 5G’s high speed, low latency, and wide coverage, the private network can also serve as a communication platform integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) cloud computing.
The application scenarios of 5G private network are very extensive. From automated factories, hospital medical management, transportation infrastructure and other environments, it is possible to set up its own private network and develop various applications. Compared with commercial communication networks, the advantages of 5G private networks include at least independent operation, and the speed and performance of the network are not affected by technical errors and traffic of the public network; and the private network is a closed environment and will not be affected by external network signals Interference with other devices can improve the quality of networking, and the reliability and information security level of the IoT system in the private network will also be improved.
In terms of the application of infrastructure construction, the government has cooperated with the telecommunications industry, and has demonstrated actual results in advanced fields including signal systems, campus security monitoring systems, and hospital patient health monitoring notification systems, and the 5G private network has fewer wires. Cost, the construction cost of any independent system is expected to be greatly reduced, and it is also expected to effectively accelerate the introduction of various applications.
In the field of automatic manufacturing of the Internet of Things of Industry 4.0, it can be said that it is the largest and most imaginative application of 5G private network. The basic principle is to connect the equipment to the private network, and connect all links from material transportation, sensors in the manufacturing process, and finished product packaging to the factory with wireless connections. Since the control system of the production line needs to connect a large number of devices, it must Reducing the delay error for precise control, and the UAV system used for remote industrial safety inspection of large-scale projects rely more on the ability to quickly transmit large amounts of data, 5G private network has become the best choice.
It is worth noting that in the past, there was a “Yuliang dispute” between using Wi-Fi or 5G private network for smart manufacturing. Since the two technologies have their own advantages and disadvantages, in the actual enterprise private network field, people and things are used at the same time. 5G can be applied to applications that require high security and stability, or use a wide range of fields, and are mostly used for things, such as AGV, IoT devices, drones, etc. However, applications with low or slow mobility, or applications that have a large demand for upload bandwidth, are mostly used for people or specific devices.
Since the pain points in the 5G enterprise private network environment are limited spectrum resources and high initial construction costs, if applications with slow mobility or low quality requirements can be supplemented with Wi-Fi technology, it will effectively reduce deployment costs On the other hand, the pain point in the Wi-Fi private network field is that applications that require stability, security, and large-scale activities cannot be effectively satisfied, so 5G technology is required. In this regard, CLP has joined hands with Aruba to jointly launch a hybrid enterprise private network solution that combines the advantages of 5G and Wi-Fi to further promote the application scenarios of enterprise private networks.