How Will 5G Affect the IoT Solutions Space?
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How Will 5G Affect the IoT Solutions Space?

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The next generation of connectivity-5G will drastically impact the IoT world in terms of features, product and quality.

FREMONT, CA: The superfast low latency internet, 5G, has the potential to change the world just like 4G superseded 3G, 5G will replace 4G. In the long run, smartphones and mobile devices connected to current 4G will switch to 5G as it enables the fastest unlimited internet connection everywhere. On the other hand, tech companies are promising a lot from 5G, which is a lot faster than the existing 4G technology. This high-speed 5G connection will allow everyone to realize the power of IoT technology because of its latency, time taken to communicate with other wireless networks, decreases drastically.

Presenting here the possible aspects of 5G that CIOs will notice in this network evolving world, how 5G will impact IoT for the better.

Onset of Smart Cities

Cities play a significant role in economic development as they function as small open economies, creating “urban systems” that highly impact the economic growth. By 2050, according to the United Nations, it is estimated that 68 percent of the world’s population will dwell to urban areas owing to the economically prosperous condition of cities.

According to the Brookings Institute, 75 percent of America’s GDP flows from its 100 most significant metropolitan areas. 5G will allow these cities to empower the smart technologies in its attempt to spur the creation of smart cities in the following ways.

• Adopt wireless technology in cars during communication with one another and civic infrastructure.
• Use big data, sensors, and smart devices to improve operation.
• Provide numerous ways for individuals and businesses to communicate information using 5G technology as in the distribution of goods and public transport.
• Enable robust IT connectivity and digitalization.

The implementation of 5G can make the transmission of data smoother, while enabling the potential to stay connected ever, which is the mainstream of smart cities.

Easier Setup

5G is the next generation Wi-Fi. Based on the amount of space to be covered, at home or in the workplace, a router that sends radio waves is installed to connect to the internet through Wi-Fi. The current devices used in smart homes, desktops, watches, telephones, and other internet-connected devices rely on routers to function.

As a breakthrough, 5G supplants the routers letting each device connect wirelessly, directly, and individually to the internet service provider. In this regard, carriers further develop 5G infrastructure while electronic companies create devices that can maintain this connectivity by consuming little power. It is evident that 5G will open the gates for companies to roll out new IoT installations in households and businesses in far less time.

Improve Agricultural Management

5G will provide real-time data in surprising ways, when used in agricultural practices to monitor, track, and automate systems at the speed of a finger snap. With 5G, the measurements made with sensors like moisture, nutrition levels, and weather patterns can improve crop management. Monitoring livestock maturity and nutrition and communicating the data rapidly to the central hub allows farmers to analyze exactly when the livestock is ready for processing.

5G makes analysis extremely precise, allowing farmers to understand the nature of their farm practice in depth. When current technologies aren’t advanced enough to cope with large data quantities and speed, 5G can establish reliable and robust connectivity utilizing techniques like network slicing at the core.

Establish Connection between Underserved Communities

Companies and consumers will surely benefit from 5G technology, and healthcare is the perfect example. Although the count of the population in cities overhauls those in outlying communities and rural areas, people around the world deserve to enjoy stable and robust connectivity, but still, they lack access to infrastructure and services like medicine stream.

Telemedicine powered by 5G will become a necessary tool in hospitals and private practices. Health wearables have demonstrated effectiveness in helping the diagnosis of health issues and improving patient outcomes through treatments provided in time. Having reliable, high-speed wireless internet more widely available will enhance the quality of other telemedicine services too, including patient-nurse and patient-doctor video conferences.

Telemedicine eradicates unnecessary emergency room visits by almost 7 percent, making it convenient for people who live beyond city centers and other remote areas.

Effective Resource Management             

Internet of Things (IoT) allows the interconnection of objects embedded with sensors technology operating under diverse working environments. Sensors matter the most for companies that focus on resource and facility management using IoT as it is a cost-effective option than others. Utilizing the ongoing communication technologies, it enables humans to access, control, and manage the operations as well as data of the objects working under different information systems of their surroundings.

Incorporating these sensors in every equipment ranging from material handling, manufacturing, and the vehicles transporting raw materials between facilities enable data exchange rapidly. However, the strength of the network influence the IoT based information system in resource management for smooth running of IoT operations.

The new wireless network, 5G, will see a 90% reduction in network energy consumption, built with a battery whose life is up to 10 years worth of low power IoT devices. Even though it may take some years when 5G becomes the preferred network, businesses need to start now with developing and reimagining services and products to leverage 5G’s superior capabilities

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