Private 5G networks: securing and enhancing our energy and water production
Energy production and distribution are industrial sectors facing significant fundamental challenges. Resource shortages, geopolitical tensions, and climate change are forcing these industries to improve the efficiency of their existing infrastructures and invest in renewable energies. The increasing digitalization of processes represents an essential element of this improvement. At the same time, the security of infrastructures, particularly nuclear power plants, remains a primary requirement. Deploying private 5G networks on such sites makes it possible to strengthen the safety of infrastructures, equipment, and the people who work there while optimizing the flow of data.
For example, drinking water networks, wastewater production, and reprocessing stations are also subject to robust security requirements and a need for digitalization. With their reliability, intrinsic security, and numerous applications for predictive maintenance or using robots and drones, private 5G networks catalyze this digitalization.
The benefits of private 5G for these utilities:
- Connecting industrial sensors and high-speed cameras
- Use of innovative applications based on drones, robots, augmented or virtual reality
- Reliability and security of the connection with on-site operators
- Geolocation integration
- Edge architecture: data transport in the enterprise domain
- Flow prioritization