5G Application Center Lemgo

The 5G Application Center of Fraunhofer IOSB-INA in Lemgo supports companies and municipalities along the enablement chain of informing-demonstrating-qualifying-conceiving-implementing on the way to 5G-based products, services and business models for industry and municipalities. Based on practical 5G use cases in our IoT real labs SmartFactoryOWL and Lemgo Digital, we offer a variety of support formats.

What are you interested in?

We will be happy to advise you or inform your team through manufacturer-neutral specialist presentations, e.g. on the state of the art and standardization. Which of the following technologies and applications would you like to learn more about?

  • 3GPP-Standards 
  • Differences of 5G, 6G, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 7
  • Overview of the availability of 5G technology components, such as development environments, hardware and software
  • Functionalities, such as: 
    • mmWAVE
    • URLLC (Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication)
    • eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband)
    • Localization
    • 5G frequency bands FR1 and FR2
    • 5G NSA (None Stand Alone)
    • 5G SA (Standalone)
    • 5G Sidelink
    • Public mobile network on 2.1 GHz (rural area)
    • Public mobile network on 3.6 GHz (urban area)

5G in the application

We show you 5G technologies in real applications. For example, the benefits in the real production of the SmartFactoryOWL or in mobility applications in our Lemgo real lab as Future City Solution.

  • 5G-testbed SmartFactoryOWL incl. real production
  • 5G-testbed mobility in the Lemgo Digital Real Lab
  • Closed and open loop applications and safety-related applications
  • Localization applications over 5G with omlox interoperability framework
  • Open system architectures (e.g. openRAN)
  • Industrial protocols, such as OPC and PROFINET over 5G
  • Edge-, Cloud-architectures

Nokia 5G Campus Network

  • Release 16-capable campus network
  • Networkslicing
  • Positioning via 5G
  • Beamforming
  • QoS Management

5G Dashboard

5G Dashboard (developed by Fraunhofer IOSB-INA) - Display of 5G signal parameters - Display of 5G QoS parameters - Control of 5G devices

Carrier plates on the hall ceiling

The SmartFactoryOWL is equipped with 24 universally usable support plates under the hall ceiling, on which antennas, for example, can be easily installed temporarily for tests.

We qualify you

For qualification purposes, we currently offer two seminars at the 5G Application Center. We create further seminars individually to your needs. Contact us and request the seminar without obligation.

Basic seminar 5G mobile communications

  • 3GPP standards and releases, functionalities such as:
  • mmWAVE
  • eMBB
  • Localization
  • 5G frequency bands FR1 and FR2

Seminar 5G integration in industrial applications

  • Industrial protocols such as OPC and PROFINET over 5G
  • Localization applications over 5G
  • Real-time applications over 5G
  • Configuration and network management of 5G networks
  • Customized trainings


You are already in the planning stage and need support, e.g. in determining the benefits or for an implementation strategy. We support you.

  • Potential analyses for the deployment of 5G
  • Design workshops
  • Deployment strategies
  • Project development

We support you in the implementation

Together with you and your developers we implement your use case invidually. Starting with the planning over the integration into your application up to different tests of e.g. the performance or interoperability.

  • Implementation of use cases in your company
  • Deployment of private 5G campus networks ("standalone non-public network").
  • Planning, design and selection of components
  • Components configuration
  • Integration with the application
  • Use of our testbeds for tests accompanying development, e.g. for:
    • Performance tests
      • End-to-end latency measurements
      • Latency deviation (jitter) measurements
      • Performance comparison between campus and public mobile networks
      • Performance comparison between Wi-Fi 6 and 5G
    • Robustness tests
    • Regression testing
    • Interoperability
    • Control of an AGV (driverless transport system)
    • Camera stream transmission with 5G

5G ACIA member

Our employee Timo Sickmann is a 5G ACIA member. Learn more about the 5G Application Center and how this is used in the 5G ACIA.


5G in application

Learn more about the 5G Application Center such as equipment and application scenarios.


Communication systems

Learn more about other communication standards such as Low-Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN), Profinet, Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), OPC-UA and our capabilities.

News on the topic 5G

  • (Lemgo / Aurich) One of Germany's largest manufacturers of wind turbines, ENERCON, has joined forces with Fraunhofer IOSB-INA in Lemgo to develop a groundbreaking innovation for wind turbine (WTG) control: The new ultra-high-speed communication system has now been successfully implemented and tested at the end of 2022 at the Staphorst wind farm in the Netherlands in a model type E-138 EP3 wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 138 meters and a rated power of 4.26 MW. The new technology improves the control of so-called feed-in converters. With the increasing number of regenerative energy sources, powerful feed-in converters play a central role. Thus, the new Fraunhofer technology is an important building block for a robust energy grid of the future. The system makes it possible to control the active and reactive power feed-in of wind turbines into the energy grid in real time and more precisely than ever before, enabling potential for greater efficiency.

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  • (Lemgo / Rheda-Wiedenbrück) Based on a mobile 5G campus network, the Fraunhofer Institute from Lemgo and Wireless Consulting GmbH successfully carried out the planning and commissioning of a 5G campus network at Venjakob Maschinenbau GmbH & Co KG.

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