A partner of New Silk Road Network East-West Intermodal Logistics Plc. is undertaking a new technology development project in rail logistics at East-West Intermodal Terminal (EWG) which is being built in Fényeslitke, Hungary. As Europe’s largest smart railway logistics terminal, to be completed by the first quarter of 2022, it will be the first terminal on the continent to use a private 5G network for internal communications and the operation of technological devices.
In addition, the terminal’s fully automated overhead cranes, which will be able to carry out fine movements too, will also be controlled remotely by means of the 5G technology. The private 5G network will be implemented by Vodafone Hungary and Huawei Technologies Hungary according to the needs of the investor East-West Intermodal Logistics Services Plc.
East-West Intermodal Logistics Services Plc., Vodafone Hungary and Huawei Technologies Hungary signed an agreement about the implementation of a private industrial 5G network at the intermodal terminal, currently being built in Fényeslitke, Hungary. Dr. Péter Sztáray, State Secretary for Security Policy and Dr. Károly Balázs Solymár, Deputy State Secretary for Digitalisation also attended the signing. The hardware needed for the development project will be provided by Huawei. Platform and network support will be provided by Vodafone Hungary. The project is an important milestone not only in Hungary’s 5G development measures, but in the field of digitalisation of rail freight as well. EWG will be the rail logistics hub of the 21st century in every respect.
EWG will be the first in Europe to use its own 5G network for internal communications and the operation of its technological devices. It will be the first terminal in the world where the fully automated overhead cranes of the terminal, which will be able to carry out fine movements too, will be remotely controlled by means of the 5G technology – another excellent example for the possibilities of using 5G in logistics.
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