Eurovia UK’s Business Process Improvement Director, Yogesh Patel, joined a panel of five industry experts including Jaguar Land Rover, Seagate and BAE Systems to discuss the challenges and opportunities of 5G in manufacturing as part of the ‘Made in 5G event’ hosted by the Digital Catapult Group on 2nd July.
Digital Catapult is the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre. It drives the early adoption of digital technologies to make UK businesses more competitive and productive to grow the country’s economy.
The event bought together businesses from across the UK industry to learn of the benefits of 5G to UK manufacturing industry. On display was a live 5G demo showcased by the Digital Catapult’s Future Networks Lab to coincide with the launch of the report ‘Made in 5G’. The event was well attended and included Glen Warner, LINC Technical Director; Jo Saunders, Group Innovations Partner and Mark Boyle, Island Roads Commercial Manager.
Yogesh said: “Whilst 3G and 4G communication was focused on the consumer market, 5G technology is mainly aimed at industry with a wide range of applications and benefits, including for highway construction, maintenance and operations. Eurovia need to be at the forefront of understanding 5G, deploy it on highways and ensuring we derive the maximum benefits from its implementation for our customers and clients.”