As Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) emerges, reduction of human intervention becomes inevitable. To facilitate realization of promising features of future factory automation, 3GPP has launched various initiatives to study potential integration of 3GPP communication systems to support industry. Time sensitive communication offers deterministic network behavior to support real-time applications while non-public networks enable deployment of a 3GPP network for private enterprise. In this article, aspects pertaining to time sensitive communications and nonpublic networks as enablers of IIoT are discussed.

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