Selecting an intelligent multi-radio strategy is becoming increasingly more important to succeed in a “connected-everything” world. In this project WBA will discuss the critical importance of a multi-radio strategy, with a focus on the Industry 4.0 environment.

It is proposed a structured and focused approach, starting on the Industry 4.0 vertical due to its level of maturity and readiness to accept IoT Multi-RAN strategies. Subsequently, the project team plan to address other verticals applying the developed models and adjusting relative KPIs.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Business objectives

  • Identify business proposition of multi-RAN strategy by combining different technologies and the possible synergies deriving from that strategy
  • Promote the concept of Multi-RAN in the industry, and the importance of a balanced Radio Access Network strategy when upgrading Industrial networks

Target Outcomes

  • Define the operating environment – Industry 4.0
  • Address current gaps and problems resulting from poor multi-radio strategy definition
  • Analyze the pros & cons, and applicability concerns for each type of radio technology
  • Provide industry guidelines and recommendations

Target Audience

WBA Members, Wi-Fi operators, Cellular Operators, Network Providers / Owners, Security Providers, Industrial organizations, Large venue owners

LEADING PARTICIPANTS

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Keywords

Industrial IoT, 5G, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi, RAN optimization, Multi access, Convergence, IoT, LoRaWan

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