5G-ACIA and TAICS signed MoU on advanced collaborative efforts in Industrial 5G standardization and market deployment

  • Release date:2023/12/07
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—   build and consolidate a successful global ecosystem for Industrial 5G

—   expedite the worldwide adoption of Industrial 5G

—   ensure the best possible applicability of 5G technology in connected industries and automation

—   influence 5G development and deployment in line with industrial requirements


Taipei (Taiwan), Frankfurt/Main (Germany) December 6, 2023 – Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS) and 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) formalized their commitment through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This visionary agreement is poised to forge and consolidate a sustainable global ecosystem for Industrial 5G within the realms of connected industries and automation.

Both partners aim to ensure the best possible applicability of industrial 5G technology and to influence 5G development and deployment in line with industrial requirements. The MoU seeks to strengthen the cooperative relationship and leverage global leadership in the unprecedented worldwide adoption of Industrial 5G.

The mission of TAICS is to synergize standardization affairs on 5G, 6G and ICT technologies, and to facilitate collaborative development of standards among stakeholders of the ICT industry in Taiwan. TAICS has also been actively participating in the activities of the international standards development organizations and forums to develop new standards for domestic, regional and global adoption.

The mission of 5G-ACIA is to ensure the best possible applicability of mobile radio especially the 5G technology for connected industries, including the manufacturing and process industries. 5G-ACIA will ensure that the interests and particular aspects of the industrial domain are adequately considered in 5G standardization and regulation. 5G-ACIA will further ensure that the ongoing 5G developments are understood by and transferred to the industrial domain. This includes possible integration concepts and migration paths, together with the evaluation of key technologies emerging from 5G standardization bodies.


Dr. Jyuo Min Shyu, Chairman of TAICS  

Taiwan's prominent position in the global ICT industry is explicit, and it plays a pivotal role in expediting the worldwide adoption of 5G in smart manufacturing. Taiwan's leadership in ICT not only involves the produce of 5G products but also utilize this technology with smart factories around the world. This synergy of technology and innovation is instrumental in propelling us towards the future of intelligent manufacturing. We are thrilled to collaborate with 5G-ACIA to jointly champion the cause of 5G-enabled smart manufacturing."


Dr. Andreas Mueller (Bosch), General Chair of 5G-ACIA

“Building on 5G-ACIA's leading role in globally driving and shaping Industrial 5G, our collaboration with TAICS signifies another crucial step in taking Industrial 5G from theory to practice. Together, we are committed to creating a vibrant ecosystem that drives innovation and sets a new benchmark for wireless connectivity in the industrial domain. This marks an exciting phase in our journey, with a bright future ahead as we pave the way for the practical implementation of Industrial 5G solutions in Taiwan and around the globe.”


About TAICS:

Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS) is an industry organization founded in June 2015 with the members from industry, research and academia organizations in Taiwan. Technical committees (TC) have been chartered with the focus on Advanced Mobile Communication, Device Internetworking, Audiovisual Services and Communications, Network and Information Security, Intelligent Buildings ICT, and Internet of Vehicles (IoV) & Automated Driving. The objective of TAICS is to bridge the local industry with global standard initiatives/organizations by contributing the study results or consolidated consensus on ICT technologies.


About 5G-ACIA:

The 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is the central global forum for driving and shaping Industrial 5G. 5G-ACIA members jointly prepare for the disruptive change that 5G will bring, promote a better understanding of industrial needs, and gain insights into a highly attractive emerging market. 5G-ACIA provides a unique platform for OT and ICT companies, academia, and all relevant stakeholders to influence 5G development and deployment, in line with industrial imperatives. The currently more than 100 member organizations make the results of their work directly available to 3GPP, the main standardization body for developing 5G. 5G-ACIA is a market representation partner of 3GPP and has the formal status of a working party of ZVEI - German Electro and Digital Industry Association.