Gigabit internet, high reliability and instant availability – all this is promised by 5G. In order to keep these promises beyond the cities, innovative and disruptive approaches are needed, such as those offered by brown-iposs GmbH. The software company from Bonn demonstrates AI-supported methods of quality analysis and neutral host deployment solutions that complement and optimize network expansion in Germany and in 5G campus networks. brown-iposs is exhibiting at this year’s Hannover Messe from April 17 to 21 at the joint stand for the lead project CampusOS in the “Industrial 5G Arena” in Hall 14, Stand H06.
Making 5G networks operable – under this motto brown-iposs GmbH will be present at the Hannover Messe for the first time and will give a presentation on the democratization of 5G in rural areas as well as participate in the panel discussion on “Application Requirements for Open 5G Campus Networks”. “It is high time that 5G becomes fully usable across the board. Digitalization and automation are also taking place in rural areas. Today, small farms as well as its contractors with their modern agricultural machinery are dependent on high-performance, stable networks in order to be able to operate profitably. Since the 5G campus network approach of the Federal Network Agency does not fit here, other innovative network technologies are needed,” explains Dr. Bernd Schröder, founder and CEO of brown-iposs. The Bonn-based company not only contributes to an improved, nationwide 5G network rollout through intelligent quality and failure analyses as well as automation solutions derived from them that use AI and ML, but is also heavily involved in the flagship project CampusOS, which is funded by the BMWK and led by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI).
Strengthening of digital sovereignty
The 30-million-euro, three-year project, in which brown-iposs is working with 21 partners, including Siemens, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom AG and Rohde & Schwarz, has a clearly defined goal: By December 2024, a technologically sovereign modular campus network ecosystem is to be established in Germany – with open and secure radio networks based on open radio technologies and interoperable network components. The establishment of the ecosystem of open 5G+ systems is intended to ensure more competition and innovation through vendor independence.
“Network disaggregation is crucial to give smaller manufacturers in Germany, in particular, the chance to participate in the market. In other words, away from individual suppliers and toward many different suppliers in order to remain as flexible and independent as possible. This is the only way to sustainably strengthen Germany’s digital sovereignty and realize synergies,” explains Schröder.
Neutral hosts as enablers for 5G in the area
Neutral hosts, for which Schröder is clearly in favor, also contribute to improved network coverage and thus to a more targeted network expansion of 5G: “We are developing network or architecture concepts that not only enable but also promote the use of intermediate operators. The democratization of 5G is a prerequisite for small and medium-sized enterprises to benefit as well, especially in rural areas,” explains the mathematician with a doctorate. “Intermediate operators can act more flexibly and in a more targeted manner precisely where the overall rollout is progressing too slowly and not comprehensively enough. Particularly when building campaign networks, for example for harvesting, they work much more economically and efficiently than the large mobile network operators could on their own.”
First research projects on 6G
While the rollout of the 5G network is not yet complete, the software and research company is already engaged in projects on 6G. “6G is not that far away and will further fuel the trend towards dynamic, heterogeneous and highly federated overall systems. This poses major challenges for network planning and operation. We will see some innovations in the next five years, but only if they are manageable in operation, i.e., if 6G becomes operable,” says Schröder. If you want to learn more about this or about the other projects and solutions offered by brown-iposs, visit the company at the Hannover Messe.
brown-iposs at Hannover Messe 2023
CampusOS at „Industrial 5G Arena”, Hall 14, Booth H06 (Leaf 3)
„Democratizing 5G in the Countryside: Temporary 5G Campaign Networks Using Neutral Hosts“ by Dr. Bernd Schröder
Monday, April 17th, 2023 | 17:40 – 18:00 (CEST)
Hall 14, Booth H06
Application requirements for open campus networks
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 | 17:15 – 17:45 (CEST)
Hall 14, Booth H06