Whether they are intended to make our lives easier, to improve the performance of companies or simply to help us find a lost dog, connected objects have become an increasingly important part of every bodies' daily lives. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or telephone networks such as 3G or 4G are the different methods through which connected objects communicate and work. They provide the means which enable connected objects to transmit the daily data they have collected as they continue to provide an ever-growing number of services for us. But the systems listed above all present problems: one such problem might be a transmission distance that's too short, another problem is caused by energy usage that's too high or in another scenario, companies may hold monopolies on devices.... So, specific networks are being developed to help the Internet of Things (IoT) work more efficiently. Although nothing perfect has been developed yet, the announcement of 5G's arrival by 2020 certainly opens up new horizons.
5G - bringing connected objects into the future
In simple terms, 5G is the next step in the evolving technology of mobile telephony. This fifth-generation network promises to be very powerful as it will enable data to be transmitted at a speed of 10Gbit/s. A rate that's 100 times higher than the 4G which is still being installed in parts of France. But 5G is about more than just mobile phone use, it's already being hailed as the network of the future because, in its design, it integrates connected objects, their operation, and their data transmission needs without using too much energy.
Providing a promising outlook for the Internet of Things with 5G
This 5G technology will not just transmit data quickly and in large volumes, it will also limit the latency between the receipt of information and its transmission. A goal of one thousandth of a second of latency has been put forward. 5G will also attempt to communicate in the most efficient ways. With this network, developers are trying to remove or at least limit as far as possible any chance of error in their effort to offer an almost perfect service. With this in mind, 5G represents a formidable hope for the future development of connected objects. At home, in the office, in the street, in warehouses or in your car, these objects are going to become totally indispensable to daily life.
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