Berlin-based Fraunhofer Institutes launch real-time 5G communications infrastructure

June 30th, 2022 – On behalf of German Edge Cloud (GEC) and the Innovation Cluster 5G Berlin e.V., the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), together with the Fraunhofer Institutes FOKUS and IPK, has put into operation a real-time capable communication infrastructure for testing industrial applications in 5G standalone campus networks. As one of the first operational distributed 5G standalone campus networks in Germany with heterogeneous radio technology, it is intended to serve as a test environment for future real-time capable edge cloud applications in Industry 4.0. In addition to industrial 5G applications, research teams will use the infrastructure to further develop network technologies moving towards 6G, especially with regard to a future open 5G/6G ecosystem.