Singtel deploys 5G network at Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center
Singtel said it will implement its Paragon solution, an all-in-one platform for 5G networks, edge computing management and services orchestration
Singapore operator Singtel signed an agreement with Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) to deploy Singtel’s 5G infrastructure network solutions at the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore HMGICS.
The center, which includes an electric vehicle production facility, will leverage Singtel’s 5G campus network with mobile edge core solutions to enhance its high-precision quality control in manufacturing operations.
Apart from introducing smart mobility solutions in areas such as electric vehicles (EV), autonomous vehicles, and new forms of mobility products and services in Singapore, the Hyundai center will also serve as a testbed for human-centered intelligent manufacturing and verification of Industry 4.0 technologies, the companies said.
Lim Seng Kong, managing director at Singtel Enterprise Business, said: “Singtel’s 5G network and MEC solutions will overcome the performance limitations of WiFi to deliver the promise of digital twins and eventually metaverse for advanced manufacturing operations. With innovation from Hyundai and enablement from our 5G solutions, we are looking at a new concept of manufacturing where the station comes to the cell, unlocking opportunities for hyper-customization and other novel applications. Together, we are paving the way for Singapore to be the center for smart manufacturing in the region.”
Singtel said that its Paragon solution, an all-in-one platform for 5G networks, edge computing management and services orchestration, will enable the facility to manage and analyze the manufacturing process and performance of the networks, thus allowing real-time monitoring and feedback. Paragon will also support Hyundai’s new capability that allows customers to personalize their chosen vehicles and watch their cars being manufactured live via their smart devices.
Hong Bum Jung, CEO of the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center, said: “Through this partnership, HMGICS will feature the Hyundai Motor Group’s first deployment of a 5G network in vehicle manufacturing, leveraging 5G for a cloud-based centralized mobile robot management solution. We believe that Singtel’s 5G solution will not only redefine the manufacturing process, but the partnership will realize Hyundai’s vision of becoming the first mobility innovator to build a Meta-Factory concept, a digital-twin of an actual factory, supported by a metaverse platform.”
“The game-changing Meta-Factory will enable us to test-run a factory virtually, in order to calculate the optimized plant operation and enable plant managers to solve problems without having to physically visit the plant,” the executive added.
Singtel said that the deployment of these solutions is currently underway and expected to be completed by the last quarter of 2022.