Internet of Things or IoT is a collection of devices connected through different technologies to provide you with a richer device experience all around. IoT devices can connect several different appliances, devices, and sensors and create a seamless user experience in many different industries.
Since IoT applications collect large quantities of data from millions of devices and sensors, they need a good network for data processing, transfer, and real-time results. And even though IoT has existed for decades, it is now becoming richer and more innovative with the emergence of 5G technology.
A super-fast 5G network can bring innovation and development to Internet of Things (IoT) applications because of its high network capacity and low latency which can bring the much-needed real-time sensing and response to IoT devices, improving every industry.
Here are a few use cases of 5G technology in IoT applications.
1) Logistics and Delivery
5G has a better and faster network compared to 4G and can connect to more devices at one point. This makes 5G perfect for logistics and delivery-based IoT applications where 5G networks can be used for product tracking, stock management, database management, delivery tracking, and more.
5G-based IoT devices can improve the logistics industry in the following ways:
- Faster product packing, labelling, and better stock management.
- Better GPS tracking of deliveries with accurate reporting times.
- 5G can foster real-time location tracking and minimize the risk of theft and item misplacement.
- 5G can even bring in drones and other automated ways for product delivery.
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2) Smart Traffic Management
5G IoT technology can minimize the risk of accidents through smart traffic management. Since IoT devices are designed in such a way that they constantly interact with each other by transmitting and receiving data, they can garner real-time information about road conditions, ongoing road repairs and even gauge traffic intensity in different hot spots.
And with the rise of self-driving cars, high-performance 5G wireless technology can facilitate better communication with the incoming objects on the road where self-driving cars can even be programmed to read smart traffic signs.
This means drivers can be warned about dangerous road situations and blockages, leading to better traffic management and overall road safety.
3) Smart Homes
Initially, smart homes could not provide an integrated experience because not all smart devices could interact with each other due to the different technologies. And even if they did manage to interact, the link was full of lags with glitchy connections.
Today with 5G, every smart home device can interconnect through the same network. And since more devices, appliances, and home products are designed to work with 5G technology, this can improve smart home services like home security, ambience control, and call connectivity for a cohesive experience.
The features of 5G technology make it possible for homes to skip costly wired equipment and switch to seamless wireless technologies as well. This means that homes, resorts, and hotels in remote areas can also experience the integrated infrastructure of 5G-powered smart homes for high-quality end-to-end connectivity.
4) Video Surveillance and Security
Today, more and more homeowners, companies, governments and other private institutions are willing to invest in better quality security systems to protect their assets and monitor what happens on their premises.
Today, most video surveillance systems have wired connections which makes them expensive to maintain. With 5G networks, users will be able to experience comprehensive security systems with fast response times in case of emergencies.
And the best part is that it is easy and inexpensive to set up 5G-based IoT security and surveillance systems that can lower costs for good and reduce the need for maintenance.
5) Smart City Systems
Today, more and more devices are becoming smarter with IoT leading the change. And it has been estimated that by the year 2030, more than 29 billion devices all over the world will be connected to IoT and this includes various sensors, smart cars, appliances, communication channels, and other similar devices.
This means that it would be possible to create an entire smart city where different IoT devices can interact with each other to collect data in real-time and provide city or community-wide solutions which could include improved lift services, water management for households, smart street lights for a community, power optimization in an area, and even foster better emergency responses for a city.
But all this requires robust network connectivity that 5G can provide with its high-speed, low-latency network. With 5G networks, the interactions between the different IoT devices can get smoother, providing faster responses and effective solutions for a truly smart city.
5G and IoT – The Perfect Pairing
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