Aircraft manufacturer Airbus says it will deploy its 5G private network in UK and Spain in the coming months.
Airbus first launched its private network in collaboration with Ericsson in April 2021. At the time, the company deployed the network in Toulouse, France.
Airbus uses the network to transfer data between onsite engineering teams and connected devices within Airbus plants and sites. Now, the company is expanding its network to other European countries.
Patrick Castagnino from Airbus explained at a recent event that the biggest challenge for the company remains regulation and spectrum. Different European countries offer up different spectrum bands for verticals, he said.
“It was a big challenge to harmonise our core network,” says Castagnino.