Logistics with 5G – as reliable
as if you delivered it yourself

In supply chain management, security always comes first. Security on all transportation routes, and security regarding shipment-related dates and freight integrity. To satisfy this need, 5G is the number one technological choice. It allows us to seamlessly monitor and control every vehicle carrying freight along set antenna routes – culminating in the self-driving vehicle. For example, trucks can be pooled into convoys and controlled jointly by following the platooning principle. This only works with ultra-low latency, however, since the response time has to be reduced to milliseconds to prevent collisions. Also, automatic controls or operators require real-time location information, which, in turn, will result in more and more precise shipment tracking.

Transmitting and assessing large quantities of data from a variety of machines is an inherent part of the operations performed at logistics centers and transshipment facilities at ports. Time is money in this context. To speed up the data transfer, the existing network is "cut into slices" for everyone. These "network slices" address the specific requirements of one type of use case, such as the loading of cranes. If the economical and thus targeted distribution of goods is at stake, the network must operate quickly and without any failures. This is only possible with the speed and latency a 5G network provides.

Many connections play a role here, including everything from the expansion of local logistics at large transshipment hubs to the logistical connection to the recipient via drones. Just-in-time and automated deliveries can only be achieved reliably with the unbeatable advantages of 5G.

The logistics industry in particular will benefit from the Sunrise "Wired-o-wireless transformation" initiative, as most participants in delivery and distribution processes are generally not tied to specific locations. In addition, a lot of the associated data – for example shipment tracking information – needs to be processed more or less instantly. This in turn requires additional bandwidth with low latency and the accommodation of a larger number of users in a single mobile network cell without any need for landline network services.

In this regard, 5G can offer major benefits to logistics companies when it's accompanied by much faster and much more flexible and cost-effective connections to connectivity services, such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPNs. This will lead to the creation of a platform for all kinds of business applications, such as unified communications, video, data, and the Internet. The data used on such platforms is protected against access by external parties, even though it's not encrypted. That's because all data is transmitted within a special segment of the provider's own access network, which means it's logically separated from the rest of the network. This is very important in terms of security when a large number of logistics companies operate simultaneously at a highly frequented transshipment site.
 

Use Cases – 5G in real life

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