Faster speed, higher bandwidth, near-zero latency and a host of other features make 5G a promising technological evolution perfectly suited for our growing data needs.
IoT will be at the heart of the next digital revolution. Its process and applications form the basis of Industry 4.0. The 5G network, with its very high speed and low latency connectivity, is surely going to facilitate the IoT processes. In this regard, 5G and IoT are a perfect match and represent the dawn of a new era.
As predicted in the IOT 2020 forecast, 5G will be the driving factor behind IoT’s accelerated growth. Why is that, you may ask? The answer is simple. As the number of connected devices increases, they will produce an enormous amount of data. Now, you will need a pathway that could allow this data to travel at maximum speed without any latency to reach the cloud, get processed and return the desired results. The current 4G network falls short of providing the required speed and bandwidth.
On the contrary, 5G will allow network speed ranging between 20 Gbps and 100 Gbps, with near-zero latency. It will facilitate the faster and secure transfer of large quantity data between different IoT devices. Therefore the fifth-generation mobile internet offers full compatibility for data and bandwidth-hungry IoT infrastructure and AI and machine learning applications.
While we normal mortals generally associate 5G with faster downloads, the fifth-generation mobile internet is more than just high speed. 5G, with its unique combination of high bandwidth, faster speed, low latency and ubiquitous coverage, will have a far-reaching impact in shaping the next generation IT and industrial infrastructure.
Gartner estimates that there will be 75 billion connected devices by 2025. Current 4G technology will struggle to support that many devices. However, 5G is fully capable of supporting a large number of devices with reduced latency and signal interference. All this means you can have an even smarter home with all the connected devices. Connected security system, smarter accessories, smarter TV and more.
Thanks to higher bandwidth and faster speed, you won’t have to prioritize internet connection – for example, between your home security system and your smart TV. 5G comes with MIMO or multiple input, multiple output technology. Thanks to MIMO technology, multiple devices can be connected to the 5G network without compromising the speed or performance.
The internet of things is increasingly penetrating modern-day life with smart connected devices finding more and more presence in the home and industrial settings. The hurdles in the way due to the limitation of current technology will diminish once network companies start deploying 5G on a larger scale. Incidentally, 5G will be at the heart of every infrastructure based on IoT. Going by the recent Ericsson’s Mobility Report, 5G will generate 45% of the world’s total mobile data traffic by the end of 2025. With increasing footprints and the promise of faster and reliable network speed, the fusion of IoT and 5G will surely revolutionize the modern society we live in.