While 5G is set for availability soon, various industries are already working to develop global standards and pre 5G services.
FREMONT, CA: The day that people expect 5G networks to turn on is not that far away. So it is inevitable that the Internet of Things ( IoT) will adapt to the new features that 5G brings. 5G is specially designed for various IoT use cases that demand gigabit data rates, millisecond latencies, high network reliability, and many more. Below are some of the most promising 5G use cases in IoT settings that can have excellent market potential.
Automotive is expected to be the number one sector for the adoption of 5G technologies in IoT applications. The launch of 5G technology offers the automotive industry the possibility to collect more data in real-time about the health and performance of the vehicle and the driver’s behavior and enable the delivery of more sophisticated services. In the coming years, the automotive industry expects several vehicle telematics implementations to support 5G connectivity.
• Smart Grid Automation
In the energy and utility sector, 5G’s enhanced capabilities will make technology suited for the real-time management and automation of the smart grid. 5G aims at optimizing smart grid operations and maintenance by quickly detecting and responding to faults along the grid, and meeting the increasingly stringent demand on the grid. 5G is expected to be deployed mainly due to its higher implementation flexibility and reduced cost compared to wired alternatives.
• Mobile and Collaborative Robots
In the industrial sector, 5G is most relevant for connecting industrial robots with various degrees of mobility, from static collaborative robots to fully mobile robots. Industrial robots have many IoT sensors for situational awareness, and 5G technology will make these robots increasingly intelligent and allow them to autonomously perform various tasks, such as moving goods and carrying out maintenance.
The 5G's promise for ubiquitous, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective connectivity for the next generation of use cases in both consumer and industrial IoT is soon to become a reality.