Bosch said that it has applied for 5G frequencies to build private networks on its campuses at selected German locations. The company has initially applied for 5G operating licences for the plant in Stuttgart-Feuerbach and the research campus in Renningen.
Bosch plans to build local 5G networks in collaboration with selected partners over the course of 2020. It will conduct tests at its plant and at its research campus in Renningen to prepare to roll 5G for the manufacturing operations.
Companies can start to apply to use 5G frequencies in the 3.7-3.8 GHz range on industrial campuses. Local frequencies enable firms to build their own private networks, rather than rely on telecommunications providers to create networks.