5G & IoT – Both Complement Each Other

  • By Shamsher Singh Bhullar

  • 14th April 2023

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The world has seen tremendous growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in recent years, and the advent of 5G will revolutionize the IoT industry. 5G, the fifth-generation wireless technology, is the latest and fastest wireless networking technology that can transform how we connect to the internet. In this blog, we shall explore how 5G is going to impact IoT and the benefits that it brings to the table.

Firstly, let’s look at some statistics demonstrating IoT’s growth and how 5G will affect it.

  • According to a report by Ericsson, the number of IoT devices is expected to reach 30.9 billion by 2025.
  • By 2025, IoT devices are expected to generate 79.4 zettabytes of data. Moreover, the global 5G infrastructure market is expected to reach $47.8  billion by 2027.

Let’s Delve Deeper Into How 5G Is Going To Impact IoT

One of the most significant benefits of 5G technology is its faster speed. 5G is estimated to be 100 times faster than 4G technology. The increased speed and bandwidth of 5G will enable IoT devices to transfer data in real time. This means that the devices can communicate with each other in real time, resulting in faster and more accurate decision-making.

For instance, if an autonomous vehicle detects an obstacle on the road, it can send the information to other vehicles and the traffic management system in real time, ensuring the safety of the passengers. Another significant benefit of 5G technology is its lower latency. Latency is the time it requires for the data to travel from one point to another. 5G has a latency of fewer than 1 millisecond, significantly lower than the 50-millisecond latency of 4G technology. The reduced latency of 5G will enable IoT devices to communicate with each other almost instantaneously, allowing for near-instant decision-making. This is especially important for devices that require quick response times, such as autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and industrial automation.

Furthermore, 5G technology provides better coverage than 4G. 5G uses higher frequency radio waves to transmit data over long distances with less signal degradation. This means that IoT devices can communicate with each other even in remote areas where 4G signals are weak or non-existent. Better coverage also means that more devices can connect to the network simultaneously without congestion, making it easier to manage the vast network of IoT devices.

Enhanced Network Security

5G technology also provides greater network security than 4G. 5G uses advanced encryption algorithms and security protocols to protect data transmitted over the network. This means that IoT devices can securely exchange sensitive information with each other without the risk of being intercepted or hacked.

The combination of these benefits of 5G technology will enable IoT devices to operate more efficiently, securely, and reliably than ever before. IoT devices’ improved communication and decision-making capabilities will result in a more connected and intelligent world.

The IoT’s Future is Faster, Secure & Promising

In conclusion, 5G technology is set to transform the IoT industry. The faster speed, lower latency, better coverage, and greater network security of 5G technology will enable IoT devices to communicate with each other in real time, resulting in faster and more accurate decision-making.

It will lead to the development of innovative IoT applications that will change how we live, work and interact with our environment. With the increasing demand for IoT devices, it’s no surprise that the global 5G infrastructure market is expected to reach $47.8 billion by 2027.

It’s time to gear up for the 5G revolution and embrace its endless possibilities.

Some Interesting Facts About 5G Network

The first 5G network was launched in South Korea in April 2019, and it is now available in major parts of the world, including the United States, China, and Europe.

Let’s check out some interesting facts about the promising 5G network-

–  5G networks are expected to be up to 100 times faster than 4G networks, with up to 20 gigabits per second.

–  5G technology uses higher frequency radio waves than previous generations, which allows faster data transfer speeds and requires more cell towers and infrastructure.

–  5G networks are expected to enable new applications such as remote surgery, virtual reality, and self-driving cars, which require fast and reliable connectivity.

–  Some concerns about the potential health risks of 5G radiation have been raised, but most experts agree that the radiation levels from 5G are within safe limits.

–  The introduction of 5G is expected to significantly impact industries such as healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing, enabling new innovations and efficiencies.

Written By
Shamsher Singh Bhullar
calendar 14th April 2023
Shamsher Singh Bhullar, heading the business and sales department at Deftsoft, has 12+ cross-industry experience that makes him an expert with thorough knowledge of upcoming business concepts. He has successfully led multiple teams in Digital Marketing and AEM and has an art of converting challenges into opportunities. Apart from developing innovative business and marketing strategies, he is committed to inspire and empower everyone around him to portray their very best.

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