inis 19(18): e4

Research Article

Innovative Application of 5G and Blockchain Technology in Industry 4.0

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.28-3-2019.157122,
        author={Ivan Jovović and Siniša Husnjak and Ivan Forenbacher and Sven Maček},
        title={Innovative Application of 5G and Blockchain Technology in Industry 4.0},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        keywords={Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G mobile network, Blockchain, IPFS},
  • Ivan Jovović
    Siniša Husnjak
    Ivan Forenbacher
    Sven Maček
    Year: 2019
    Innovative Application of 5G and Blockchain Technology in Industry 4.0
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-3-2019.157122
Ivan Jovović1,*, Siniša Husnjak1, Ivan Forenbacher1, Sven Maček1
  • 1: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Department of Information and Communication Traffic, Zagreb, Republic of Croatia, EU
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The Industry 4.0 is experiencing significant challenges, including the need for an increased amount of data transmission with improved security, transparency and credibility. The 5th Generation Mobile Network (5G) and Blockchain are innovative emerging technologies that can respond to these needs. 5G will enable extremely large channel capacities and reduce data latency, while Blockchain's innovative data-sharing mode of operation delivers an improved high level of security, transparency, and credibility of stored data. Therefore, this paper presents a general survey of the potential application of 5G network and Blockchain technology in Industry 4.0. The results may be used by first-movers firms for gaining technological leadership on the market.