5g And The Internet Of Things: A Combination For The Future.
The Internet of Things (IoT) emerged in the 2000s and is one of the most promising avenues for innovation in the coming decades. It allows everyday objects to become smarter, simplifying the user's life. We invite you to discover how 5G and the Internet of Things will combine in the future to revolutionize our environment.
The Internet of Things: a revolution in progress
It was in 1999 that the English computer scientist Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of Things (IoT) to describe a system where everyday objects are connected to the Internet through sensors.
Since the 2000s, more and more common objects have been equipped with an Internet connection that allows them to interact with users remotely or nearby, communicate with each other, and take initiatives. For example, we have seen the rise of smartwatches that allow users to track their sleep, health status, and sports performance.
More broadly, the Internet of Things finds applications in diverse areas such as health and well-being, connected and/or autonomous vehicles, home automation, and smart clothing...
The potential applications of IoT are extremely varied. However, in all cases, these intelligent objects, designed to simplify the user's life, require a good Internet connection to function. That is why people who equip themselves with such connected accessories for their health, sports training, or home monitoring should also consider subscribing to a 5G mobile plan.
The advantages of 5G for IoT.
With the deployment of 5G, network speed is multiplied by 20. It goes from 1 Gbit/s in optimal conditions with 4G to 20 Gbit/s. This speed not only allows for smoother use of existing applications such as video streaming and video conferences, but also opens up possibilities for new ones.
Thanks to the power of 5G, its speed, reliability, and reduced latency to one millisecond, the Internet of Things will enable the development of new applications, such as:
• more effective home video surveillance, with the ability to zoom in and extract clear photos of intruders in case of a break-in
• performing remote surgical operations through a remotely controlled robotic arm by the doctor with perfect fluidity
• using connected objects for agricultural activities in rural areas where internet coverage was previously insufficient
• advancing autonomous vehicles in cities thanks to improved data speed, stable connection, and almost zero latency.
A combination promised a bright future.
For the various reasons stated above, 5G and the Internet of Things are two innovations destined to develop hand in hand.
5G brings the necessary technical solutions for the deployment of multiple connected objects in our daily environment, by improving the fluidity, security, and reliability of the internet connection.
It should also help consolidate mobile coverage in rural areas of our territory and thus contribute to the democratization of IoT and its multiple uses (agriculture 2.0, telemedicine and remote medical consultations, smart homes and autonomous cars, for example).