Telit Announces Strategic Partnership with WEG/ V2COM in Brazil for 5G Private Network Testing in Electric Motor Plant
FN980m selected for connectivity testing in the Open Lab WEG / V2COM project conducted in partnership with the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI) and the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel)
The FN980m, ready to support 5G FR1 (Sub 6GHz) and FR2 (mmWave) bands, is integrated in the WEG Electric Motor plant in the state of Santa Catarina to connect all the robots in the production line
London, November 2, 2021 – Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a strategic partnership with WEG—a global solutions provider for electric motors, variable frequency drives, soft starters, controls, panels, transformers and generators—which selected Telit’s FN980m module for connectivity testing in its Open Lab WEG/ V2COM project conducted in partnership with the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI) and the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel).
Thanks to its support for 5G FR1 (Sub 6GHz) and FR2 (mmWave) bands, WEG integrated the FN980m into the Electric Motor plant in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil to connect all the robots in the production line. Anatel will use the 5G test results to illustrate better performance to WEG over current connectivity solutions used in industry automation such as fiber optics, ethernet cable and Wi-Fi.
Telit’s FN980m—powered by the Snapdragon® X55 5G Modem-RF System—supports up to 6.5 Gbps download (DL) and 3 Gbps upload (UL) speeds, making it ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications such as professional video broadcasting, digital signage and industrial IoT among other use cases. Supporting all major frequency bands, it gives service providers and their customers maximum deployment flexibility. For more information on the FN980 series, visit: https://www.telit.com/5g-ready-modules-data-cards/.
“Thanks to the successful interoperability testing with Telit’s FN980m 5G module in both sub-6 and mmWave spectrum, we integrated valuable use cases in the WEG Automation plant and can now offer our customers 5G solutions that are reliable, secure and easy to deploy,” said Guilherme Spina, Director, V2COM, a WEG Group company. “5G is key to Industry 4.0 and the future of manufacturing and we are confident that we have the best partners.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with Telit on connectivity testing with WEG / V2COM and to expanding the use case for 5G IoT within the industrial robotics sector. The Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System is ideally suited for bandwidth-intensive applications such as industrial IoT, and we look forward to further enabling global 5G rollouts with our industry-leading modem-to-antenna solutions,” said Gautam Sheoran, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
“Our 5G private network cooperation with WEG marks yet another major achievement for the FN980 series in 2021,” said Dennis Kelly, senior vice president, Americas sales, Telit. “A well-proven and award-winning 5G series that has been selected by leading customers since its launch in 2019, the FN980 series has already completed extensive certifications across all regions. As a leading company in 5G (FR1 + FR2), our partnership with WEG continues to strengthen our presence in the Latin American market.”
Founded in 1961, WEG operates mainly in the sector of capital goods and is one of the largest world manufacturers of electric-electronic equipment, having five main businesses: Motors, Energy, Transmission and Distribution, Automation and Coatings. WEG has manufacturing units in 12 countries and is present in more than 100 countries, servicing all industrial segments, including oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, steel, pulp and paper, renewable energy, among many others. With over 33 thousand employees, WEG’s Net Revenues reached R$ 17.5 billion in 2020.
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