Operating a model vehicle and drone from a remote location using 5G technology was demonstrated to Telfor participants.
“The fifth-generation network offers higher speeds, lower latency and higher capacity compared to 4G. It's like an eight-lane highway compared to a local road. Ten times higher speed combined with many times higher capacity enables development of a variety of smart solutions for better quality of life and business, based on simultaneous communication of hundreds of devices and applications”, said Pjer Vučković, Director for Strategy, Planning and Network Development at CETIN, which will build the fifth-generation network infrastructure.
According to Saša Leković, Executive Director of Engineering at Yettel, digital transformation requires implementation of new technologies, and this is where 5G will play a key role in the future. “The use of the Internet as well as the average amount of data per user will grow, while predictions say that, in the next ten years, 70% of new value in the economy will come from business models based on digital platforms. This means that in the future, the existing mobile network will not be able to meet the needs and that new technology will be needed,” Leković said and added: “5G is expected to have the largest application in automation and control of manufacturing processes, medicine, utilities, agricultural and automotive industries”.
During the event, solution for remote control of cars was demonstrated from the Science Technology Park in Čačak. “Today we have had the opportunity to see live the new technology potential through remote operation from 150 kilometers which also demonstrated the 5G network speed in real time. Through this creative solution, we wanted to illustrate to the public practical application of knowledge in digitalization and 5G environment”, Prof. Vladimir Mladenović from the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Čačak pointed out.
Furthermore, operation of a monitoring drone, developed by a Serbian-Israeli startup Easy Aerial, together with a development team from Serbia, was demonstrated, a solution where 5G technology with no latency, high throughput and data processing capabilities at the base station is extremely important. The aim of such monitoring is to enable advanced, smart, and reliable video surveillance and inspections, which ensures the greatest application in emergency services systems, such as ambulance, firefighters and aviation and autonomous industrial solutions that carry out activity without human presence (no-human-in-the-loop). Easy Aerial drones were even used to monitor the Super Bowl game, and their drones were also used by police, fire departments and air force in the US, as well as the four largest railways and CNH, a manufacturer of autonomous agricultural machinery in that country.