Vodafone he threw his first commercial 5G solution in the business sector together with FerrovieNord. It is a solution of assisted maintenance with Augmented Reality which allows field operators to work more safely and efficiently thanks to the potential of Vodafone’s 5G network.

The first commercial 5G solution by Vodafone Business created with Ferrovienord

The solution is called Vodafone 5G Assisted Maintenance and allows you to raise the safety levels of maintenance operations and at the same time also increase their efficiency. In fact, the duration of interventions on the railway network will be reduced and errors will be minimized thanks to augmented reality and the support of specialized technicians.

All of this is possible thanks to the ultra broadband and to very low latency of 5G. The Vodafone 5G Assisted Maintenance solution allows Ferrovienord and the maintenance technicians at the electrical apparatuses along the railway network to view procedures and 3D manuals in augmented reality and receive remote expert support with 5G video calls.

All through a simple app on the technician’s 5G smartphone, which allows you to frame objects and view the procedures for carrying out guided interventions in AR. Exploiting the potential of the Vodafone Edge Cloud, the same app allows the expert to video call the operator and remotely view – in high definition and with millisecond latency – what is viewed by the technician in the field, as if he were next to him, and to draw or insert additional elements to give the best possible support to the maintenance technician.

This solution demonstrates the potential of 5G

“We are proud to bring our first commercial 5G solution to the field.” comment Giorgio Migliarina, Director of Vodafone Business. “And to do it with FERROVIENORD, a protagonist in the development of our country’s infrastructure and a pioneer of new digital technologies. The assisted maintenance solution with augmented reality demonstrates the potential of 5G for the evolution not only of the transport sector but of all those sectors where the management of products and equipment in the field is important, as well as for all companies that offer maintenance services with its own technical forces distributed throughout the territory”.

The general manager of FERROVIENORD Enrico Bellavita he says: “The project that we have developed in collaboration with an important partner such as Vodafone is an example of how we are investing in innovation to improve, speed up and make maintenance interventions safer for our operators. We look to the future with the awareness that technology is increasingly becoming a habitual work tool, thanks to which we can find efficient solutions to real problems day after day. The ultimate goal remains the same and that is to improve the service we offer to people traveling on our network”.