Chinese telecom device maker ZTE recently reached cooperation with Indonesia's Smartfren to support the Ministry of Communication and Informatics of Indonesia to demonstrate the 5G applications in the manufacturing industry, aiming to improve efficiency, workplace safety, and product accuracy and quality.

During the demonstrate, ZTE and Smartfren deployed 5G network in a logistics warehouse and used 5G network to connect the 360-degree camera and the VR headset to realize real-time image transmission to the monitoring room.

Merza Fachys, president of Smartfren, said that the demonstration case can be well applied for factory scenarios. Specifically, in case of a problem in the logistical and shipping path, a monitoring engineer can launch a drone to troubleshoot the problem at a short distance so that the worker does not need to troubleshoot in a dangerous work area in person, thereby minimizing work accidents. Once the 5G network deployment is completed, they can greatly reduce the monitoring manpower

Allen Zhang, COO of ZTE Indonesia, said that ZTE believes that as 5G commercial deployment accelerates, 5G will be gradually implemented and extended to vertical industries. They have invested heavily in 5G research and development and they are glad to support Smartfren and the Ministry of Communication and Informatics to actively promote the application of 5G, thereby facilitating the digital transformation in vertical industries.

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