Accenture, KPN to Demonstrate the Value of 5G-Enabled Industrial Applications

Accenture, KPN to Demonstrate the Value of 5G-Enabled Industrial Applications Image Credit: peshkov/

Accenture is collaborating KPN and other innovative businesses in the KPN-led Industrial 5G Field Lab Initiative, located at the Shell Pernis Refinery in the heart of the Rotterdam Harbour area.

The goal is to prove the value of 5G applications with customers and technology partners, paving the way for the Netherlands to be a leading European player in 5G adoption. Accenture’s role in the ecosystem is to develop and test industrial applications that use the power of the new generation of mobile networks.

At the lab Accenture and KPN have successfully tested industrial applications powered by 5G technology for a variety of use cases. In the domain of preventive maintenance, they’ve used ultra-high-definition (UHD) cameras leveraging 5G to scan wide areas of connected piping. The data, collected in real-time and processed by Accenture’s digital plant corrosion analytics platform, identify high-risk corrosion areas and determine the best corrective actions. 

Another use case from the lab shows how inspectors and engineers can become digital workers using 5G technology, accessing real-time information via augmented reality on a tablet and smart helmet. The smart helmet also enables the digital worker to access multiple information streams simultaneously — including voice, high-definition video, augmented reality and digital work instructions — enabling the worker to connect directly with colleagues and specialists remotely to collaborate, improve decision-making and efficient and safe execution. 

Hanneke ten Hove, MD, Accenture and its client Account Lead, KPN
Communication service providers like KPN can act as the connected industry orchestrator by developing a flexible and agile enterprise business that support the trillions of daily micro transactions that will emerge from the ‘internet of everything’ — and those that act now will be the biggest winners in the race to share the billions of dollars of new value created by emerging expectations of enterprise customers.

Jacob Groote, EVP, Business Products, KPN
By embracing 5G early, and with Accenture’s help, we can broaden our ecosystem to connect businesses and provide new use cases across many different industries and sectors, from agriculture and logistics to manufacturing and more.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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