Capgemini press release // 60% of industrial 5G ahead
Please find the press release issued today below.
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60% of the first industrial users of 5G are already achieving an improvement in their operational efficiency
The functionality of 5G has met or exceeded the expectations of the majority of early adopters and organizations are optimistic about the opportunities it offers, according to the Capgemini Research Institute
Paris, June 22, 2021 – According to “Accelerating the 5G Industrial Revolution: State of 5G and the Periphery in Industrial Operations“ report published today by the Capgemini Research Institute, Industrial adoption of 5G is still in the ideation and planning stage, with only 30% of industrial organizations having moved to pilot stage or beyond. This means that there is a huge window of opportunity for telecom operators and industry organizations that have yet to make a move.
Signaling a paradigm shift, 40% of industry organizations surveyed plan to deploy 5G at scale at a single site within two years, and the experience of early adopters may persuade others to take the plunge. 5G trials and early implementations deliver strong business benefits, with 60% of early adopters saying 5G has helped increase operational efficiency, while 43% say they’ve benefited from increased flexibility.
The study also found that industry organizations are optimistic that 5G will generate revenue by enabling the introduction of new products, services and business models. In fact, 51% of industry organizations plan to leverage 5G to deliver new products, and 60% plan to offer new 5G-enabled services.
Additionally, industry organizations are aware of the role of edge computing in their 5G initiatives and see it as essential to realizing the full potential of 5G. 64% of businesses plan to adopt advanced 5G-based IT services within three years, due to the increased performance, reliability, data security and privacy they offer. More than a third of industry organizations across all sectors surveyed prefer to deploy private 5G networks, with an interest in private 5G networks led by the semiconductor and high tech sector (50%), followed by aerospace and defense (46%).
Challenges remain for widespread adoption
The report points out that, to make the most of 5G’s potential, organizations will need to address a number of challenges, including:
- Integration of 5G into existing networks and IT systems: organizations find that the lack of standardized and interoperable solutions results in increased assembly and testing time;
- Define 5G use cases and estimate their return on investment, especially in brownfield environments, where feedback needs to be measured against existing options such as wired connections and the cost of replacing cables;
- Manager cybersecurity due to difficulties in selecting trusted or qualified suppliers, anticipating the security impact of different network deployment scenarios and a lack of internal processes to reduce risk exposure. Up to 70% of industrial organizations surveyed consider cybersecurity management to be a major challenge associated with 5G implementation;
- Orchestrate a multi-vendor environment providing the multiple functional components that make up industrial 5G solutions is another challenge. Up to 69% of industrial companies consider the identification, integration and management of multiple suppliers to be a major obstacle.
G for green?
5G offers many direct and indirect environmental benefits through its inherently energy efficient design and ability to enable use cases focused on the environment and sustainability. But industrial organizations are also aware of environmental problems and are already thinking about ways to tackle them. More than half (53%) of industry organizations surveyed say reducing the environmental impact of their 5G implementations is a priority, while 67% plan to take into account the sustainability benchmarks of 5G operators, vendors and suppliers in as part of their 5G purchases. the decisions.
“Industrial 5G is a key catalyst to unlock the potential of smart industry and accelerate data-driven digital transformation”, comments Fotis Karonis, Group Leader 5G and Edge Computing at Capgemini. “Businesses must harness the benefits of 5G by engaging with the ecosystem to harness shared expertise and co-create innovative and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. An element of iteration is needed, but organizations should look to leverage the 5G ecosystem to jointly test solutions and move forward with the adoption of 5G at scale, refining the approach as the ecosystem evolved.
Organizations need to determine the optimal network model, the right set of partners, and the most impactful use cases that meet their needs when implementing 5G. Telecommunications operators, in particular, need to rapidly develop essential capabilities to move from being a connectivity provider to being a provider of specific vertical solutions. Telecom operators are already aligning their corporate 5G strategy with demand for private 5G networks, the report quotes: 63% have launched industrial-grade private network solutions and 86% of the rest plan to roll out such offerings within the next two years. years. Edge computing is seen as an essential part of this strategy: 37% of telecom operators already offer 5G-based Edge Computing services and 61% plan to do so within three years.
Capgemini’s findings are based on a primary survey of senior executives (director level and above) of 1,000 global industry organizations that intend to adopt 5G. In addition, 150 senior telecom executives from 75 telecom companies who have deployed or plan to deploy 5G networks were also interviewed. Capgemini also conducted in-depth interviews with 25 experts from major industrial and telecommunications organizations working on 5G, as well as other players in the 5G ecosystem. Research is based on 2019 study on 5G in industrial operations, which explored industry organizations’ appetite for 5G adoption.
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