Impact of 5G on Internet of Things

Impact of 5G on Internet of Things

Enterprise Networking Mag | Tuesday, May 17, 2022

5G enables the implementation of virtual networks (network slicing) and the creation of subnets to provide more tailored connectivity.

FREMONT, CA: The main benefits of 5G are faster transmission speeds, lower latency and thus greater capacity for remote execution, a large number of connected devices, and the ability to implement virtual networks (network slicing), providing more tailored connectivity to specific needs.

Increased Transmission Speed

Transmission speeds can reach 15 or 20 Gbps. With an increased rate, we can access files, programs, and remote applications completely directly and without waiting. By expanding the use of the cloud, all devices (mobile phones, computers, etc.) will rely less on internal memory and data accumulation. In addition, it will no longer be necessary to install a large number of processors on some objects because computing can be done remotely.

Reduced Latency

Latency is the time that passes between when we give an order on our device and when the action takes place. The latency in 5G will be ten times lower than in 4G, allowing remote actions to be performed in real-time.

The low latency and increased sensor density make it possible to control the machinery of an industrial plant, handle remote transport or logistics and perform surgical operations that the doctor can interfere on a patient who is on the other side of the world using precision instrumentation managed remotely, or complete control of automated and driverless remote transport systems.

Increased the Number of Connected Devices

The devices that can connect to the network increase dramatically with 5G, reaching millionaire levels per square kilometer. All connected devices will have instant internet connections and will be able to exchange data with one another in real-time. This will benefit the IoT.

A typical home is expected to have a hundred connected devices sending and receiving data in real-time. When we think of industrial plants, we think of thousands of interconnected devices. The increased number of connected devices will enable smart cities and self-driving cars.

Slicing a Network

The creation of subnetworks will give specific characteristics to a part of the network, making it a programmable network. It will allow for prioritizing connections, such as emergencies in front of other users, by applying different latencies or prioritizing them in the network connection so that they are not affected by possible mobile network overloads.

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