Haier, Huawei, and China Mobile Company announced on Monday that it has successfully applied innovative manufacturing solutions combining 5G as well as mobile edge computing in its smart factories.
Haier has launched the technologies at seven smart factories in China and plans to expand the implementation to 20 factories by the end of 2022.
Huawei is expected to help Haier deploy the 5G solutions and transform about 100 of its manufacturing facilities globally within five years.
The three also plan to offer the technologies to other leading manufacturers in China and abroad.
5G aims to provide manufacturers with a lot of bandwidth — up to 20GBps — and latencies as low as 1 millisecond.
The three partners also developed technologies to boost site and staff safety. The technology can identify non-authorized individuals, process safety violations, and workers who aren’t where they should be.