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BASF taps Citymesh for ‘first’ private 5G – as Belgium limbers up for Industry 4.0

March 17, 2023

German chemical company BASF is to deploy a private 5G network at a facility in the Port of Antwerp in Belgium with the help of local networking specialist Citymesh. The development, which actually follows a number of cellular-linked Industry 4.0 trials in the area, has been billed in the local press as “the first private 5G network” in the port. It is linked, RCR Wireless understands, with a government pledge of €20 million this week for 21 enterprise-related 5G projects; French operator group Orange is to lead at least 11 of these new schemes.

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