5G MicroCore supports Private 5G networks for Industry 4.0

April 19, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
5G MicroCore supports Private 5G networks for Industry 4.0
Multiple trials of the Enea 5G MicroCore currently taking place in Asia, where private 5G network market could be worth US$7bn by 2025

Enea has launched the new Enea 5G MicroCore, for enterprises using private 5G networks to support smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 initiatives. Developed for a minimal footprint, Enea designed its 5G MicroCore based on the company’s award-winning 5G Core products that have been deployed by some of the world’s largest tier 1 operators. There are multiple trials taking place in Asia for Enea’s 5G MicroCore.

As with the operator version, the 5G MicroCore is interoperable, giving enterprises the freedom to mix and match best of breed products and avoid vendor lock-in. The 5G MicroCore leverages several data management capabilities including Unified Data Manager (UDM), Authentication Server Function (AUSF) and User Data Repository (UDR) and delivers numerous benefits for enterprises to effectively manage their data.

Benefits include telco-grade reliability and security for data storage and access from the core to the edge to safeguard the enterprise network. The cloud-ready containerized architecture makes edge integration seamless, making it perfect even for very small-scale enterprise settings. Zero-touch operations using self-management features enable easy configuration and fast deployment. The 5G MicroCore also works across private and public clouds including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Affirmed UnityCloud.

Several Asian enterprises are actively trialing the 5G MicroCore, where a number of businesses have launched private 5G networks in smart factories and require robust data management for automation and robotics to support Industry 4.0 initiatives. Analyst firm ABI Research estimates that the Asia-Pacific region will leapfrog the rest of the world in Private 5G network deployments. Accounting for more than 65% of global private network revenues by 2025, enterprise networks in Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore will be worth almost US$7 billion.


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