The Internet of Things (IoT) has been rapidly developing and spreading worldwide. Many things that were just an imagination a few years back are now becoming reality. One of the limiting factors is the availability of bandwidth. Cellular networks provide a good range but limited bandwidth. Wi-fi provides good bandwidth but has limited range, and can be a challenge to secure. It is most probable that the cellular bandwidth will increase by a huge amount with the growth of 5G, making it much easier for the Internet of Things to network large numbers of devices together.
What is 5G?
We can mark that 5G is the next-generation cellular network. The current standard of the 4G network, offers a speed ranging from 7 Mbps to 17 Mbps for upload and 12 to 36 for download. Whereas in, 5G transmission speeds may be as high as 15 or 20 Gbps. which is quite high compared to the current range.it has been predicted that Latency will also be ten times less, and the number of devices that can be connected will scale up greatly. To put this practice we can consider the following instance: A 5G phone will be able to load a full-length feature film, in HD, in a matter of seconds. according to technical predictions
5G will thus remove all of the existing limitations on bandwidth, at least until usage scales up to keep up with it.
There are several ways in which 5G will be revolutionary for the Internet of This
A big advancement in mobile broadband is coming with the advent of Fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks. It has been predicted that the maximum upper download speed limit will be as high as 20 gigabits-per-second, i.e 5G users will be able to download a full-length movie in few seconds. With the advent of 5G technology, some of the specialized tasks and functions, such as remotely connected cars, precision in medicine, virtual and augmented reality experiences, as well as the internet of things (IoT) will become possible seamlessly.
According to research from Cisco, an estimation has been made that more than 500 billion IoT devices, including medical devices, sensors, actuators, will be connected to the internet by 2030.
The IoT devices will provide insights across a wide of platforms and services by collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data from various industries including health care, artificial intelligence, etc.
IoT and 5G-enabled applications if applied judiciously, can greatly benefit online users.
Capabilities of next-generation mobile broadband (5G)
This has been observed and experienced that each generation of mobile technology has upgraded itself and has proved to be faster and more reliable cellular and mobile internet connections, enabling a new suite of functional features for users. The first-generation (1G) cell phones enabled the mobile voice communications features, while second-generation mobile networks (2G) facilitated more efficient and secure calling services, along with widely adopted mobile messaging services, or SMS in short. With the invention of 3G and 4G LTE networks on smartphones, high-definition video streaming, and other multimedia applications were made possible
These new functionalities created new markets and immense value in the economy. from 2006 and 2016, it has been found that the digital economy grew at an average rate of 5.6 percent, according to the reports of the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 4G LTE contributed to the growth of the economy by supporting new digital enterprises, including some of the shared economy apps like Uber, Lyft, and many others. one of the Ride-sharing services i.e Uber used 4G LTE to drive its application platform, along with the use of GPS location and navigation capabilities for their smartphone devices which were provided to its drivers in its early stage of business, to ensure the reliability and functionality of navigation systems. Since then, the company’s mobile platforms have supported customer reviews, shared itineraries, among many other services.
5G will bring higher bandwidths, increased connectivity to mobile broadband, and lower latency.
That is, 5G will allow more data coverage areas along with high speed. 5G bandwidths are projected to be 10 times higher than 4G LTE, which will enable faster transmission of data, images, and videos. It will enable the transmission of virtual and augmented reality video with high speed without delays or glitches.
For Smart City and Building Solutions
With the implementation of 5G technology, the number of connected devices can be increased which will allow for many more sensors to be deployed in smart cities and buildings.
Inside the buildings, the use of Bluetooth technology is already creating the ability to track, vehicles, equipment, and people. 5G, technology will allow for the transmission of a huge amount of data with the Internet of Things. Imagine, this will be a boon if the hospital beds that will constantly update the doctors on the vital signs of the patient there.
AI Integration Improves Traffic Control
Let us Imagine how a
thousands of cameras in cities could direct people around traffic accidents, or tell people where to park by showing available parking spaces. The autonomous vehicles will begin to take off. 5G networking with IoT-enabled cars, allows it to talk to other cars and their environment, which will reduce the risk of accidents and allowing more efficient traffic patterns. if all these things are combined, then there will reduce traffic jams, shorten commute times, and energy consumption will be reduced as the amount of idle time required to wait at red traffic lights or wait lines will decrease.
Cars would be able to record the condition of their oil or brakes and will notify the owner and connect them directly to their chosen repair facility. Self-driving cars could record and transmit data back to their manufacturers that could then be used to improve both the software and future designs.
Right now, due to poor connectivity in rural areas, where a doctor may be an hour-long drive away can pose a threat to the needy patient if doesn’t get proper treatment on time.
5G will increase internet speeds in remote areas and may allow for treatment with the help of specialist surgeons working, via robot, in small rural clinics.
Let us Imagine walking into a store and having our phone .our AR glasses, will tell where the item we are looking for is. Imagine that we can look at a dress and the gear will pull up a picture of how it will look on us using virtual reality. digital signature and smart tags will allow a much flexible, smoother, and more fun shopping experience. Ultimately, there may even be clothing printers that take the required measurements and instantly alter the clothes in the required size.
If going to a restaurant, 5G and Internet of Things would allow our phone to connect to the network and transmit to the hostess the number of people in the party involved, and we can categorize the items depending on our needs well in advance before even walking into the door.
Integrated Supply Chains
in the Factories and warehouses, the real-time tracking for inventory control and to track parts, products, and equipment throughout the entire cycle is already being used. this has been possible due to IoT in manufacturing. The 5G technology promises the ability to use a single system for the supply chain process. for example, IOT can be used to track a product from the manufacturing industry to the end-user, without any need to check it in or out and with the vendor being alerted when a product is delivered and when it is lost. Integrating IoT in supply chains will reduce costs, will allow better customer service, and help to reduce the loss of products in transit. 5G tags, it could be afforded cheaply, could also reduce porch banditry by allowing law enforcement to track missing parcels.
For the industry, it would allow for tracking of production and help in the improvement of processes.
5G can implement virtual networks, which can be considered one of the best things. subnets having different traffic priorities can be created. Let us take an example, wherein a hospital, the network could be designed in such a way to ensure that a connection between a surgeon and a robot is prioritized over the communication among patients. By doing that emergency transmissions can be protected even if the network is reaching capacity.
The internet of things along with the latest technologies in 5G is going to transform our lives in different ways over the next few years. 5G technology as it slowly rolls out, is going to enable much more far-reaching connectivity. there is a probability of our cities getting smarter, our cars getting smarter, and our ordered packages will tell us when they arrive on our doorstep. The 5G revolution is entering our lives, and it’s going to look quite interesting indeed. In many ways, 5G and the IoT will impact our work and the work that is being carried out in different organizations
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly developing and expanding throughout. Many things that were just on the drawing board with the imagination of being the reality will become reality. But the bandwidth has been the limiting factor always. Cellular networks have limited bandwidth but the range is wide. Wi-fi has a limited range but has good bandwidth, and can be a challenge to secure.
One thing can be assured that 5G will increase cellular bandwidth by huge amounts, making it much easier for the Internet of Things to network large numbers of devices together.