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Standalone (SA) 5G is about to impact our lives more than any technology since the internet itself.

Mature 5G networks combine speed, low latency and ubiquity. Perhaps most importantly, 5G architecture enables us to realize the potential of a fully connected world – what has become known as the Internet of Things (IoT)

In the broadest sense, the term IoT encompasses everything connected to the internet, but it is increasingly being used to define objects that “talk” to each other.

Simply, the Internet of Things is made up of devices – from simple sensors to smartphones and wearables – connected together. By combining these connected devices with automated systems, it is possible to gather information, analyze it and create an action to help someone with a particular task, or learn from a process.

The IoT is about networks, it’s about devices and it’s about data. The IoT allows devices on closed private internet connections to communicate with others and the IoT brings those networks together.

5G and the IoT gives the opportunity for devices to communicate not only within close silos but across different networking types and creates a much more connected world.

Understanding what the IoT is and what it can do is important for organizations and agencies to be successful.

IoT presents both operators and industries with a fertile ground for innovations and new ways of engaging their end customers. Key success factors will be the ability to launch new services with a short time-to-market from idea to commercial offering combined with the right business models and access to a rich array of complementary offerings from ecosystem partners.

Ultimately what makes the Internet of things especially exciting is that we don’t yet know the exact use cases or just exactly how it has the potential to have a major impact on our lives.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Introduction to IoT and 5G, a 2-day course that covers key IoT and 5G principles, requirements, components of networking, interconnection, system security and regulations.

Participants will gain a working knowledge of IoT, the communications standard used by IoT applications. In this course, discover all you need to know to effectively plan, design, implement, test and evaluate IoT standards. 

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