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Corning and Verizon set up 5G factory testbed

One of the industry-focused partnerships which Verizon showcased in Los Angeles was a project with one of its fiber suppliers, Corning, to test 5G in its own manufacturing plants. Corning’s SVP of technology, Claudio Mazzali, told the conference that his firm planned to use 5G in its factory in Hickory, North Carolina, for three use cases: autonomous vehicles, such as robot forklifts sensors for asset tracking and management, and to monitor the health and safety of employees video surveillance for preventative maintenance and safety, harnessing 5G speeds and edge computing “I think you start to see the transformation only when you’re in the middle of it,” said Mazzali, pointing out that many factories have severe RF coverage issues. Installing indoor…

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