Feb 12, 2021

Ericsson deploys private cellular campus network

Ericson
Calpak
COSMOTE
SmartManufacturing
Georgia Wilson
2 min
Calpak manufacturing facility
Ericsson deploys first private cellular campus network in Greece for smart manufacturing...

Designed and deployed by Ericsson and COSMOTE, at Calpak’s fully automated, solar water heater production facility in Greece, the company is supporting Calpak’s digital transformation with an innovative connectivity solution based on a private cellular campus network.

The innovative connectivity solution is driving the adoption of industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing capabilities in Greece. It reportedly provides excellent security and flexibility to resolve key challenges when it comes to smart manufacturing. 

“We are very pleased with this key partnership, with COSMOTE, and with pioneering Greek companies like Gizelis Robotics and Calpak, as well as industrial platform leader, PTC. At long last, we are witnessing the realization of the great potential of mobile broadband and in particular the use of 4G/5G technology for improving the productivity and competitiveness of the Greek manufacturing sector. This is a historic moment for Ericsson in Greece, as we are adding yet another key ‘first’ to our long and successful presence in the country,” commented George Pappas, Chairman and Managing Director, Ericsson Hellas.

Meeting Calpak’s immediate and future needs

The new campus network was designed by Ericsson and COSMOTE to meet the immediate and future needs of Calpak’s by providing advanced wireless connectivity for its two fully automated production lines.

In addition to the new network, Gizelis Robotics is also providing connected robotic arms, and PTC’s Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) platforms have been integrated into the campus network as part of the project.

Harnessing such technologies Calpak will benefit from a fully connected, automated production ecosystem,that will increase productivity, lower costs, optimise quality, and ensure fewer disruptions.

“At COSMOTE we have the know-how and experience to provide businesses with innovative solutions that accelerate their digital transformation, enhance their competitiveness, and, as a result, help the Greek economy to grow. Through the implementation of complex tech projects, such as the first mobile campus network in Greece, we prove that we lead the technological developments. With technology as our ally, along with 5G's unlimited possibilities, we will create a better world for all,” added Grigoris Christopoulos, OTE Group Chief Commercial Officer, Business Segment.

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