03.04.2020|Products & Plans

5G and IoT: The Future of 5G Communications

Learn about the future of cellular technology regarding 5G and IoT. Find out how Verizon’s 5G network will help power the Internet of Things.

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Due to the speed, massive capacity and super low latency of the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network, the potential for technological growth is vast. Find out how 5G Ultra Wideband and IoT can work in tandem, as well as how 5G technology is expected to impact business overall.

5G and IoT: The Possibilities

5G is important to the Internet of Things because of the need for a faster network with higher capacity that can serve connectivity needs. The 5G spectrum expands the frequencies on which digital cellular technologies will transfer data. This wider spectrum available for use increases the overall bandwidth of cellular networks, allowing for additional devices to connect.

Another area where 5G Ultra Wideband could impact the Internet of Things is enhancing virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR). 5G Ultra Wideband’s ultra-low latency can improve the AR/VR experience, and opens possibilities for such technology in business, education and elsewhere.

5G and Business IoT

5G-enabled IoT is expected not only to enable technological growth; it is also projected to help support 22 million jobs around the world. This job growth is expected to come from the digitization of transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and other physical industries. Consider also construction sites, mines, oil derricks and freighter fleets: these industries would benefit greatly from ultra-fast data transmission to the time-sensitive nature of their output.

5G has the potential to drive advancements in smart machinery as well as smart manufacturing. Thinking even bigger, 5G could enable IoT to run virtually instantaneous traffic analyses, improve security and public safety and possibly enable remote surgery.

Want to find out more about 5G? Learn about Verizon’s 5G network and technology.

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