Verizon and Corning partnering in 5G technology for factory automation
Verizon has installed 5G Ultra Wideband service in Corning's fiber optic cable manufacturing facility in Hickory, NC. Corning will use Verizon's 5G technology to test how 5G can enhance functions such as factory automation and quality assurance. The companies are also working together to co-innovate new 5G-enabled solutions for production of goods and services. Engineers from Verizon and Corning will explore how the factory of the future can use 5G to dramatically speed data collection, allow machines to communicate with each other in near real time, and wirelessly track and inspect inventory using 5G-connected cameras, and test how 5G can improve the function of autonomous guided vehicles.