• 5G-powered digital twin

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  • The challenge

    Creating accurate and responsive virtual models of physical objects and devices

Determining what modifications will optimize physical products and systems can be time consuming and costly. Current virtual modeling processes may lack near real-time data inputs needed for generating accurate, ongoing and responsive projections.

Efforts to create more sophisticated models, like digital twins, of real products and systems may need near real-time data and could require costly infrastructure, networks and IoT sensors. 

  • Transform predictive maintenance.

    Digital twins could transform how businesses optimize and perform predictive maintenance of products, machinery and systems.

  • 5G opportunities

    Gain powerful insights from a 5G-powered digital twin.

5G has the latency and throughput to capture near real-time IoT data and support digital twins.

5G could allow you to experiment, test and optimize the digital twin before implementing on the physical operation.

A 5G-enabled digital twin could handle the massive volume of data needed for an accurate analysis in manufacturing operations.

5G could also create increased flexibility with IoT deployment and configuration for a digital twin refinement.

How it works

    • What a digital twin could do for an aircraft engine design

      • An engineer sits at a computer monitoring and testing an aircraft engine’s digital twin.

      • The near real-time updates inform the engineer of the engine’s performance, issues and anomalies.

    • What a digital twin could do for an aircraft engine design

      • The physical engine is located in a manufacturing facility.
      • The engine has sensors in key locations that could send data in near real time utilizing multi-access edge computing (MEC) via a 5G network, enabling updates to the digital twin.

    • What a digital twin could do for an aircraft engine design

      • The engineer could simulate the engine’s life cycle and material stresses in various real-world environments and conditions virtually, with rapid testing and optimization.
      • 5G and MEC can deliver low latency and high bandwidth to capture data in near real time, helping with performance modeling and optimizations prior to physical implementation.

5G built right

Our 5G Ultra Wideband network is built right to power transformative possibilities for business. Creating a responsive, near real-time digital twin requires low latency and large data volumes that 5G Ultra Wideband and MEC can support.

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    • Achieving 5G Ultra Wideband’s extraordinary speeds requires a massive fiber infrastructure
    • Verizon has made significant investments in fiber densification in major cities around the nation

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  • Millimeter-wave spectrum


    • Verizon has critical spectrum holdings that include millimeter-wave and C-Band spectrum
    • Millimeter-wave spectrum supports 5G Ultra Wideband’s transformative performance and C-band will enable performance and expanded coverage

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  • Small-cell deployment

    Small-cell deployment

    • Verizon has spent years densifying its 4G LTE network, and its 5G network leverages the same densification
    • Verizon has relationships in place with large and small municipalities, enabling its small-cell deployment

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  • Edge computing

    Edge computing

    • Verizon has network locations that are ideally suited for housing edge-computing resources
    • MEC delivers applications closer to the end user while providing access to the tools, power and compute to deploy at scale

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    • This is 5G built right, from the network businesses rely on.

    • 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities on most VZ 5G devices. 5G Ultra Wideband (UWB) available only in parts of select cities.
      Verizon 5G access requires a 5G-capable device.  5G UWB access requires a 5G-capable device with select voice/data and 5G UWB plans.

    • Future use case not currently available.

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