Smart Factory Market to Remain Profitable Through 2028

Future Market Insights projects that the size of the global smart factory market will become more than USD339 billion in terms of sales revenue by 2028. Over the forecasted period of 2018-2028, technologies such as IoT, Big Data analytics and AI, advanced Robotics, 3D printing, and cloud computing will contribute to a 13.2% compound annual growth rate (CGAR).

SK Telecom, Samsung, and Cisco to Collaborate in 5G Smart Offices

SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics, and Cisco have just signed a MoU to develop and launch 5G-based smart office services. A comprehensive smart office package comprising enterprise handsets, collaboration solutions, a mobile-centric work environment, and a 5G network will be launched in the second half of 2019 according to the plan. Desktop PCs and laptops will be replaced by mobile virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which enables employees “to do their work on a shared monitor without any PC or laptop by connecting their smartphones to docking stations.”

SK Telecom to Collaborate with Nokia and Ericsson in 6G Research

SK Telecom announced that they will collaborate with telecom equipment vendors, Nokia and Ericsson to conduct joint R&D projects for 6G wireless networks. They will research Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications technologies (URLLC), Distributed Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), artificial intelligence (AI) on networks, 28GHz band and 5G Stand-Alone (SA) networks to apply on commercial networks.

IIoT is Driving the Growth of the Industrial Communications Market

Research firm, Global Markets Insights (GMI) projects that the industrial communications market will double from USD80 billion today to USD160 billion by 2025, thanks to the emergence of IIoT solutions. In Asia-Pacific, the industrial communications market is forecasted to grow at an over 12% CGAR during the forecast period, and the increasing adoption of Industry 4.0 further augments the demand for the industrial communications market, according to GMI.