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Ericsson’s automated smart factory in China goes operational

September 18, 2019 / IoT News

Ericsson has achieved an important milestone in its smart manufacturing process in China, with its smart factory in Nanjing now becoming operational. The Swedish telecommunications giant spent £41m to transform its existing factory in Nanjing, which is now claimed as the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the industry. This facility produces 4G and 5G radio technology products, of which most support communication service providers in the Chinese market to enhance network capacity, deploying 5G, and putting Industry 4.0 in use. The facility was upgraded in a span of 18 months and has been modernised every aspect of the production process in order to introduce and speedy deployment of 5G in the country. These upgrades include the first modular-designed automatic assembly line for 5G radios that will enable Ericsson to manufacture the latest 5G radios in the capacity needed for the local market.