The annual 5G Ecosystem Forum 5G Techritory last week has brought together virtually 2,000 professionals and more than 120 speakers from around the world to discuss the future of 5G in Europe and the world. The forum was attended by 5G industry leaders, policy makers, technology innovators and telecom operators. As every year, the application of 5G technologies in various fields - production, military industry, urban planning, as well as the transport sector and ports, was discussed in the framework of the forum.
According to the conference discussions, the biggest challenge for developers of 5G technologies is testing new solutions in a real-time environment. “The Port of Riga as an active multimodal transportation center and an important link in global supply chains with its relatively limited territory provides a unique environment for testing smart technology solutions," said Mr.Viesturs Zeps, the Chairman of the Freeport of Riga Board. "I am sure that testing is only the first step. I believe that the business solutions based on 5G technology will be first of all implemented in the field of transport, logistics and ports,” added the Chairman of the Board of the Freeport of Riga..
The Port of Riga has set a goal to become a leader among the Baltic ports in the implementation of digital technologies. The introduction of various innovative technologies in the daily work of the port is already underway, as well as the testing of new solutions, including 5G solutions, in the port territory. “The digitization of the Port of Riga is implemented in two main directions - the digitization of processes to make port services faster, more accurate and more transparent, as well as the introduction of new technologies for monitoring, managing and controlling daily operationы. I believe that in both directions, 5G technologies provide ample opportunities to make the port more competitive and more attractive to customers, while ensuring its sustainable, environment-and-city-friendly development, ”emphasized Viesturs Zeps.
Mr. Ansis Zeltins, the CEO of the Freeport of Riga, while taking part in the discussion Digital Sea, highlighted the most significant changes and challenges the ports are facing in the digital age: “The amount of data to be processed in a modern port is huge and is growing faster day by day. Most of data today are generated outside the port - at different stages of the supply chain, in different organizations and in different countries. In addition, real-time data exchange between all actors is becoming increasingly important due to today's logistics requirements. 5G technologies offer unique opportunities for communication, data streaming and artificial intelligence solutions, making today's vital global supply chains more efficient, sustainable and secure.”
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