5G technology is the fuel behind the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT).
5G is unleashing a massive IoT ecosystem where networks can serve billions of connected devices, with the right trade-offs between speed, latency and cost.
5G got its start when the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) identified minimum recommendations for a new technology that was further defined and standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).
Now with the standalone 5G rollout taking place across the U.S., 5G is enabling faster, more stable, and more secure connectivity that’s advancing everything from self-driving vehicles, to smart grids for renewable energy, to AI-enabled robots on factory floors.
A key to pushing IoT forward is a technology known as network slicing. To optimize performance, 5G’s unique architecture and software-defined network allow carriers to dedicate bandwidth for specific use cases that share common needs.
In other words, they can create multiple virtual networks offering capabilities and functionality tailored to a particular service or customer group – over a common network infrastructure.
This makes it easier and most cost-effective to deliver services and meet SLAs for customers delivering autonomous driving and simple track and trace solutions. Virtual networks (5G slicing) are tailored to specific IoT use cases.
All this is allowing some amazing 5G/IoT applications such as protecting our planet’s forests by activating IoT sensors that can monitor the health of trees, alerting to dangers from pollution and fire as well as disease or lack of water.
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