- Corning will use Verizon’s 5G technology to test how 5G can enhance functions such as factory automation and quality assurance
- The companies are also working together to co-innovate new 5G-enabled solutions
Verizon Wireless has announced that it has collaborated with fiber-optic cable manufacturer Corning and enterprise resource planning firm SAP. Verizon has installed 5G Ultra Wideband service in Corning’s fiber optic cable manufacturing facility in Hickory, NC.
About the collaboration
Corning will use Verizon’s 5G technology to test how 5G can enhance functions such as factory automation and quality assurance. The companies are also working together to co-innovate new 5G-enabled solutions that can potentially revolutionize the way goods and services are produced.
“5G will usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution enabling massive steps forward in robotics and automation that will transform supply chain management and create smarter and more efficient factories,” said Tami Erwin, executive vice president and CEO of Verizon Business Group.
Erwin added, “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Corning to explore how 5G will ultimately reshape the way the manufacturing industry operates.”
“Together, Verizon and Corning engineers expect to break new ground by identifying which 5G-enabled capabilities offer the most promise in a manufacturing environment,” said Dr. Claudio Mazzali, senior vice president of technology for Corning’s Optical Communications business segment.
Mazzali added, “This builds on our collaboration with Verizon in a powerful way: Verizon turned to Corning for the fiber, cable, and optical connectivity innovations that are bringing their 5G network to life. Now Verizon is bringing 5G capabilities to a plant where those cable innovations are produced – completing the circle.”