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Cisco joins with Misui, KDDI to deploy private 5G at Industry 4.0 test lab in Japan

March 1, 2024


The Japanese arm of Cisco has joined with Mitsui Information and KDDI Engineering, parts of trading group Mitsui Group and telecoms operator KDDI respectively, to deploy a private 5G network at the Shinwa Komaki SFiC Lab in Komaki City, in the Aichi Prefecture in the centre of Japan. They are looking to drive smart-factory use cases with 5G.

Komaki SFiC Lab provides technical training for engineers and “system verification” for enterprise customers. A statement (translated from Japanese) said: “In addition to high-speed, low-latency, and large-capacity data collection and visualization, we also conduct various verifications in order to meet the needs of DX in the manufacturing industry, such as remote control of industrial robots and seamless wireless switching of automatic transport equipment.”

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