July 10, 2024

RFS deploys private 5G network to showcase industrial connectivity applications

Radio Frequency Systems, a specialist in the design and manufacture of premium, future-ready cable solutions, today announces following application approval from the German authorities, it has launched a private 5G network that will be used for both customer proof of concept (POC) demonstrations, and to support its own on-site manufacturing facility.


The network will initially serve multiple areas of RFS’s Hannover campus. This includes enhancing the connectivity of the current test and measurement range. The 5G network will also connect to the new fire testing chamber, with wireless 5G allowing RFS to connect the chamber more quickly in comparison to using fiber installation. There are future plans to connect more manufacturing elements to the network as RFS continues to lead by example on the possibilities of private 5G. 

The RFS private 5G network is part of a wider initiative to support customers across an increasing range of verticals to meet their evolving connectivity needs. As customers in markets like mining, energy, transport, and manufacturing start to utilize Industrial IoT applications, RFS has expanded its services to support the connectivity infrastructure rollouts needed to underpin this. 

RFS is able to assist customers at multiple key stages of the process, from the 5G private network license application to the design and deployment of the systems needed. Working with partners, RFS is helping to streamline the adoption of private 5G for customers, especially those working across industrial sectors. 

Dietmar Brunsch, Head of Innovation at RFS commented, “Obtaining a 5G license at RFS, Hannover, is hugely exciting for the company in several ways. Not only does it allow us to gain valuable knowledge and expertise in deploying private networks, it allows us to bring customers to site and demonstrate how a similar setup would work. It expands our testing capabilities, allowing customers to have high confidence in their network design ahead of deployment. And it benefits us directly as we have the opportunity to lead by example, utilizing 5G for more of our own manufacturing and R&D processes.”