5G will fundamentally change the way we connect to the world. Soon, the global society will adapt to new technological lifestyles across industries, markets and regions. This new technical standard not only promises the further development of existing mobile communication technology.
Digitalization, social and economic changes will take place in almost all areas of life. So far, the main goal is to fully expand the infrastructure conditions of conventional networks to ensure the network availability of almost all mobile devices. In the next few years, in addition to continuous networking in 5G IoT, the focus will also be on meeting the ever-increasing needs of the connected society in an unprecedented and optimal way.
Unlimited connection to the future of the network
The global data volume continues to grow, making 5G indispensable. Due to the huge growth of data, in the medium term, existing technologies will no longer be able to meet the needs of the IoT world. Germany is a good example of data volume development. In 2017, the amount of data in Germany reached 1 billion gigabytes, which is twice the amount in 2015.
Based on these findings, experts estimate that by 2020, the number of Internet of Things in the world will be between 5 and 500 billion. This proves the necessity of 5G networks, which provides great potential for our global economy: such a high amount of data combined with the number of IoT devices, and only with the help of 5G can the personalized requirements of IoT networks be realized .
Why is 5G destined to be used in the Internet of Things?
Thanks to the so-called "3G" cellular standard, smart phones became possible because 3G was the main driving force for the production of smart phones at the time. The fourth-generation mobile network standard was created at some point. Thanks to "LTE", the data transmission rate has been greatly increased.
To this day, LTE is still the most popular and most commonly used network. For the network, the speed of up to 100 megabits per second is no problem, and it has become a reality in many fields of economy and society. You can even modify the LTE bandwidth to eventually reach a download speed of 4000 megabits per second.
However, looking to the future, LTE is not enough to meet the standards and expectations of new technologies. The design and optimization of LTE are mainly aimed at smart phones, and 5G will become the mobile standard for all Internet of Things.
5G IoT has reached new heights in all aspects. The data throughput in the new network should reach 20 gigabits per second and allow for shorter response times. In contrast, the first mobile phone with a 1G network connection is 8 million times smaller than a 5G network.
With 5G, data can also be transmitted in real time. This means that 100 billion mobile devices worldwide will be accessible at the same time. In other words, the connection density is about one million devices per square kilometer. At the same time, the new technology has brought about an increase in relative movement speed. This means that the connection quality will be more stable at a top speed of 500 kilometers per hour, which will bring huge benefits, especially for railway passengers.
Regardless of the smart phone, it is inevitable to increase the amount of data in other application areas. These numbers not only sound big, they are really big. For these reasons and many other reasons, 5G IoT will become a new key technology for connectivity.
Diversified and innovative application fields
For example, in addition to the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 will also benefit greatly from 5G technology. The continuous data exchange between machines, systems, robots and people will become an integral part of industrial production. The number of connected devices and components will greatly increase. For example, the control unit of an industrial robot can process in real time, and the error probability can eventually be reduced to a minimum. For example, driverless courier services will therefore be able to always pick up goods on time at the machine's loading and unloading points.
There are many examples in the industry on how to use 5G to optimize operational processes. New technology brings unprecedented opportunities and ideas, because it was technically impossible before.
These ideas and opportunities are also adapting to other economic sectors, not related to the industry. For example, agriculture with so-called smart agriculture. With digital use, data about animal health, where weeds or pests are, or how water is in the soil are all possible. Such intelligent networks will grow exponentially and mature in the future. With the help of 5G IoT connectivity, smart agriculture has created what traditional agriculture has not been able to do: it creates a greater degree of ecology while improving the efficiency of food production.
Drive connections in a digital environment
The digital transformation in the field of network connectivity has become obvious, and the potential has been clearly defined. According to the impressive numbers on bandwidth or device density in 5G networks, the impression is that connectivity has reached its maximum potential.
Well-functioning connectivity is the most important foundation for setting up an IoT network (large or small). With the help of 5G technology, there may be ideas, methods and measures that no one in the world has thought of. Probably because of 5G connectivity, countless new business ideas have been brought to the market and continue to revolutionize our digital world.
It remains to be seen when 5G technology will reach market maturity. But what is certain is that technology is working and the world is ready for another leap in the digital future.