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Verizon helps NC fiber optic cable manufacturing facility implement 5G-enabled solutions

Verizon helps NC fiber optic cable manufacturing facility implement 5G-enabled solutions

October 24, 2019 – 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 in one of a fiber optic cable manufacturing facility.

The companies are also working together to co-innovate 5G-enabled solutions that can potentially change the way goods and services are produced.

5G’s low latency, fast speeds and high bandwidth can improve the manufacturing process, enhancing capabilities like machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR). Engineers from Verizon and Corning will explore how the factory of the future can use 5G to speed data collection, allow machines to communicate with each other in near real time, and wirelessly track and inspect inventory using 5G-connected cameras. They’ll also test how 5G can improve the function of autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs).

The project advances Verizon's collaboration with Corning, recently focused on solutions that speed deployment of 5G using Corning’s optical technologies and Verizon’s next-generation network architecture.

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