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How 5G will impact IoT?
5G will be the next generation of mobile networks and it will bring faster data speeds, wider coverage, and stable connections. A fully developed 5G network means 10X faster internet connections and 100X the number of devices connected per unit area as compared to 4G LTE. 5G will provide 1000X bandwidth per unit area and there will be over 90% reduction in network energy use.
What is IoT?
Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter networking of physical devices, vehicles, smart-devices, and almost everything that is embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network communication which enables them to receive or transmit data.
IoT devices are becoming a part of the mainstream electronic framework and more people are adapting smart devices into their homes and day to day lives. Homes are turning into smart-homes, cities are becoming smarter. The best thing about IoT devices is that the more data they collect, the smarter they become. In the present age, we are rapidly pacing towards smarter solutions in our lives. for an example, we have alarm clocks that send notifications to our coffee machines to brew coffee, to our smart home system to unfold the curtains and to our smart TV to turn off the channel. We even have dedicated apps that run our whole home through notifications and commands. The best way to describe this mesh of IoT would be that its an ecosystem of connected devices around us.
Role of 5G in development of IoT
Data is going to be the new staple of the world as everything from our homes, offices and to even leisure activities is today dependent on faster and stable internet connections. 5G will play a pioneering role in making IoT successful and mainstream. With such a vast network of interconnected devices, the internet ought to be latency free and stable. 5G promises 1-millisecond of latency 100% coverage and 99.999% availability. 5G will provide the required network speed for massive increases in data traffic that is the prerequisite of IoT. For example, the following are the necessities of 5G progress:
Machine to machine communications requires minimal latency and connectivity issues can lead to serious revenue loss.
Augmented and Virtual reality (AR/VR) both are data intensive and low latency can prove detrimental to them.
Faster and stable connectivity predictions.
According to a research analysis IoT will account for about a quarter of the global 41 million 5G connections by 2024. Almost 3/4th of these will be in the auto industry via embedded smart vehicle connections. The report also predicts 5G deployment being concentrated in Japan, Korea, Europe, China and North America with Japan and Korea leading the change.
According to report by Intel, AR will take up about 90% of 5G AR revenues by 2028 and the same will be the case for VR by 2025. Since AR/VR are both dta sensitive, we can assume that “DATA” is going to be the ‘CURRENCY” of the modern world. Not only will 5G be boon for AR/VR and other IoT applictions but 4D experiences will become the new norm.
The future is indeed both exciting and challenging and 5G will prove to be the core of almost every modern technological advancement we make. IoT brings us to an interesting realm of the exciting future and 5G will make that future real soon.