[Rescheduled] IEEE SSCs Switzerland Webinar: The Role of 5G in Industry 4.0


Dear IEEE Switzerland Members,

First, and more importantly, we hope that you and your family remain healthy and safe.

Despite we would have prefer to run this professional industry relation seminar with an in-person meeting.

The uncertainty of the pandemic lead us to host the seminar intially planned on march 12th as a webinar on Augst 27th.

We would love to e-meet you for a seminar entitled The Role of 5G in Industry 4.0 on Augst 27th.
The presention will be given by Ludger Boeggering from u-blox AG.

The Webex-link will be given after registration as per IEEE policy.

Please Join at 11:30 mute your headset or microphone.

We make a group picture in the begining for society report.

For the Q&A make sure to have your headset or a proper microphone.

The Agenda is as follow:

17:30 - 17:35 Welcome participants Teleconference set-up

17:35 - 18:20 Lecture By Ludger Boeggering

18:20 - 18:30 Questions / Discussion


  Date and Time




  • Date: 27 Aug 2020
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Bern
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  • Bern, Switzerland
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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Switzerland
  • Starts 01 July 2020 01:00 PM
  • Ends 27 August 2020 02:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Bern
  • No Admission Charge


Ludger Boeggering Ludger Boeggering of Ludger Boeggering


The Role of 5G in Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 delivers seamless vertical and horizontal integration with significantly improving flexibility and efficiency across the entire value chain and all layers of the automation process. Wireless communication, and in particular 5G, is a key to implement Industry 4.0 and of providing powerful and pervasive communication between machines, people and objects.

One of the main differences between 5G and previous generations of cellular networks lies in the advanced capabilities i.e. with unprecedented reliability and very low latencies. 5G networks will achieve manufacturing flexibility on the factory floor, support a wide variety of sensors, devices, machines, robots, actuators, and terminals with basic potential in connected industries, in particular the manufacturing and process industries.

The presentation will give an introduction to some of the main building blocks of 5G and certain major challenges ICT and OT industry are working on to be resolved with next releases of 3GPP. It examines how the 3GPP-defined 5G architecture will impact industry, especially process and discrete manufacturing.

In contrast to a network that offers mobile network services to the general public, a 5G non-public network (NPN, also called private or campus network) provides 5G network services to a clearly defined user organization. A number of network implementation options for NPNs based on 3GPP specifications will be described. These range from completely self-contained standalone NPNs that have no connection to the public network, to NPNs that are hosted entirely by public network operators. The main implementation questions will be addressed.


Ludger is responsible for developing key industrial segments within energy, automation and “Industry 4.0” applications for u-blox, a Swiss leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules.

Ludger joined u-blox in 2015 with the outlook that the industrial environment communication significantly would impact businesses and services where u-blox would satisfy the needs in IoT and “Industry 4.0”.

During the ten years just prior to u-blox, he upheld a director position in product marketing & sales at Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus for smart metering and M2M communication products where he worked with multinational energy, automation and telecommunications providers such as Vattenfall, Panasonic, Siemens, and Vodafone. Ludger has more than 15 years of experience in Energy and Industrial automation market

He holds a licensed engineering degree in telecommunications (Dipl. Ing. Nachrichtentechnik) from the University of Applied Science in Aachen, Germany.


Address:u-blox AG, Zürcherstrasse 68 , Thalwil , Switzerland, Switzerland, 8800


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