5G and IoT; This adventure in our world, where communication technologies are being renewed and dynamiced day by day, actually started with GSM and continued as 2G, 3G, 4G. In Turkey, we encountered a new term when trying to get used to and use 4.5G: 5G
5G is coming, yes. But most of us aren’t exactly sure what it is or why we should use it. The reasons for this are that 5G means more than one thing and you will get different answers depending on who you ask.
So what is this 5G?
Described briefly as 5th generation wireless communication technology, 5G is actually a wireless connectivity technology equipped with newer technologies. Technically, 5G is a large connectivity system for the next generation. This means that the G in 5G is wireless technology. At first, 5G will be next to and improve your existing 4G service, but over time private networks for 5G will be defined and independent 5G devices will be available.
1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
1G was analog cellular. 2G technologies such as CDMA, GSM and TDMA were the first digital cellular technologies. 3G technologies such as EVDO, HSPA and UMTS have raised the speed by up to a few megabits per second. 4G technologies such as WiMAX and LTE have been able to accelerate to speeds of hundreds of megabits and even gigabits.
5G brings 3 new features to the table:
- Higher speed (moving more data)
- Lower latency (faster response)
- Ability to connect more devices at once (for sensors and smart devices)
It is clear that 5G will lead innovation in many industries and provide an environment in which technologies such as IoT will become an integral part of our economy and lifestyle. If we understand what 5G is, let’s look at its uses now and what contributions it will make to companies/structures that use or work with IoT technologies like Reengen.
Remote Device Control
Because it minimizes 5G latency, it can act as a remote control of heavy machinery, ensuring worker safety and, in applications where real-time network performance is critical, such as improving remote surgery, there may be a mechanism for us to remotely control more devices.
While the primary objective is to reduce risks in hazardous environments, it will also enable technicians with special skills to control machines from all over the world.
One of the most exciting and important features of 5G is its impact on the internet of things. While we currently have sensors/devices that can communicate with each other, we need a lot of resources and are rapidly consuming LTE data capacity.
Considering that more technology tools such as 5G are entering the market, IoT will have more opportunities to improve products and quality.
For example, improving traffic flow, automatically identifying production errors, and supporting passenger safety can be performed in 5G and IoT compliance.
IoT is one of the most exciting and dynamic technologies. In the future, it will become a priority for businesses and society to operate more broadly.
Thanks to confidence in the right software and network, both technologies will revolutionize wearable, city and robot technologies.
IoT will gain new value alongside 5G.