IBM unveils Singapore testbed for 5G and emerging tech (Channel Asia)

IBM has partnered up with Samsung Electronics and digital network operator M1 to launch what is being referred to as an ‘Industry 4.0 Studio,’ designed to be a testing ground for advanced 5G and other emerging technologies.

Broadly, the Singapore studio is designed to combine 5G connectivity with artificial intelligence (AI), hybrid cloud and edge computing capabilities to develop and test innovative Industry 4.0 solutions for enterprises in Singapore and across the region.

According to the companies, the studio simulates operational use cases that demonstrate how businesses can harness the power of hybrid cloud and AI technologies, and advanced 5G capabilities, to transform critical operations and drive new value.

Supported by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority – as part of Singapore’s 5G efforts – the tech hub is hosting the country’s first 5G Industry 4.0 trial, testing real-world applications that can be applied in the manufacturing sector.

“5G is a potential game changer for Industry 4.0,” said Lew Chuen Hong, IMDA chief executive. “It is the critical connectivity layer that can enable smart manufacturing. I would like to congratulate IBM for the opening of its 5G-enabled Industry 4.0 Studio here in Singapore.

“It is important for Singapore to be the place where innovative 5G solutions can be developed and deployed globally. A strong 5G ecosystem will provide more opportunities for businesses and our people.  

“We will work with industry to forge ahead with 5G, as we architect Singapore’s digital future,” he added.

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Channel Asia

17 March 2021

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