Mitsubishi Electric announced that its Nagoya Works in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture has begun a demonstration test of a local 5G system.
Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has licensed local 5G system for use in a limited area and operating with a different frequency band, 28.2GHz-28.3GHz, than those deployed by mobile operators.
Mitsubishi Electric expects to deploy local 5G systems to deliver new services and businesses incorporating a wide range of Factory Automation (FA) and other products.
Mitsubishi Electric said the test is designed to verify wireless transmission between local 5G base stations and Mitsubishi Electric’s FA products.
It will also help to confirm various possible uses of envisioned local 5G systems, such as remote operation and maintenance support, usage of augmented and virtual reality for enhanced work efficiency, and more, says Mitsubishi Electric.