Recently, industry giants Ericsson, Phoenix Contact and Quectel came together to develop the industry’s first 5G router for local industrial applications in a private 5G network. This newly developed 5G Router allows industrial applications, like machines, controls and other similar equipments, to be connected to a private 5G network and thus be deployed in their priority, resource usage and behavior.

All three companies combined their strengths in order to achieve such a milestone. Phoenix Contact acted as the supplier of WLAN, Bluetooth and mobile radio routers for industry related applications, Quectel as the foremost global supplier of cellular and GNSS modules and Ericsson supported the product development as a network supplier and acted as the leading force of the 5G technology development. All three companies partnered closely to enable Industry 4.0 applications with this standalone, 5G private network.

The alliance between Phoenix Contact, Quectel, and Ericsson has witnessed a widespread interoperability testing at the Ericsson lab to ensure the dependable commercial performance of the 5G router. The experience made is extremely vital for Ericsson in the wake of the strategic approach offering 5G solutions together with mobile network operators towards the industry.

The Router provides a competitive advantage over previous mobile radio solutions that could only utilize all radio bands (mostly license free) with a best effort principle and which have to take into consideration and agree to any loses in the performance when the radio spectrum is densely engaged.  Owing to their engagement in early stage, these three companies were able to quickly develop a solution that offers industrial-grade performance over private 5G networks. 

About Phoenix Contact

Founded in 1985, Phoenix Contact is the innovative market leader of industrial connection technology, automation technology, and electronic Interface systems. With thousands of new products launched every year, Phoenix Contact’s position as a global market leader in device connection technology, automation solutions, and industrial control is attained by developing “Inspiring Innovations”. 

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About Quectel

With a global team of 1600 professionals, Quectel Wireless Solutions is the leading global supplier of GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA(+), LTE, LPWA and GNSS modules. Being a highly customer-centric organization, they create superior cellular and GNSS modules backed by outstanding support and services. Since its establishment in 2010, Quectel’s passion for a smarter world has constantly driven it to accelerate IoT innovation.

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About Ericsson

Founded on Jan 1, 1876, Ericsson is a technology company that provides and operates telecommunications networks, television and video systems, and related services. Their all-inclusive portfolio ranges across Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services and Emerging Business; powered by 5G and IoT platforms.  Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and offers support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the foremost position in managed services.

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