What is 5G NR ?
5G New Radio is the name of the standard being used to build out 5G coverage. The 5th generation of mobile broadband wireless networks have been designed to meet the challenging system and service requirements of the existing and the emerging applications in 2020 and beyond.
5G is a fast, secure, and reliable connected ecosystem comprising humans and machines, which enables seamless mobility, efficient connectivity, increased connection density, increased industrial productivity, automation, and sustainability.
5G Use Cases:
The scope of 5G is best understood by scrutinizing the main usage models targeted by this mega trend namely: –enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), –ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC), and –massive machine type communications (mMTC)
Promise of 5G:
• 5G dramatically improves speed, latency and scale.
• It is expected to be a hundred times faster than 4G.
• It will cover 40% of the globe and handle 25% of mobile data traffic by 2024.
• Its data volume capacity will be a thousand times that of 4G when fully deployed.
IoT is a network of vehicles, phones, drones, appliances, factories and more that are embedded with sensors and connectivity that enable these ‘things’ to exchange and analyze data.
In a 5G World with Edge Computing and intelligent networks, everything becomes a ‘thing’ and everything produces data. This will dramatically transform businesses with real-time, unique insights that will inform internal business operations, as well as new products and services for customers.
Billions of devices are seeking an internet connection every day and that will more than double by next year (2020). In fact, 127 devices are connecting to the Internet every second. Consumer and business spending on IoT devices or things will reach three trillion by next year (2020), Nearly half of those devices are being used in business.
IOT And 5G World
IoT looks different in a 5G world. Today, IoT deployments are in silos. An IoT asset goes into a gateway, into a particular cloud, whether it’s Amazon, Microsoft, or Baidu. With 5G, you now have advantage of mobility, location and low latency, This allows the IoT application to take advantage of the local storage and compute and give faster and quicker responses to the new applications.
Eight billion things are seeking an Internet connection every second of every day, and that number is expected to grow to 20 billion by 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
These things are what make up the Internet of Things, a network of vehicles, phones, drones, appliances, factories and more, that are embedded with sensors and connectivity that enable these things to exchange and analyze data.
Connected machines and objects will enable the smart factory of the future.Devices like Fit bits will give way to new gadgets and sensors that can monitor and connect everything, from your heart to your home.
5G will usher in a new generation of IoT capabilities, allowing companies to gather, process, analyze, and take action on insights from all the things in their network. IoT combined with AI capabilities will make the 5G networks smarter than any network before it, but it requires businesses begin their modernization plans now.
The Internet of Things (IOT), automotive, smart grid, traffic safety, emergency response services are some of the examples of low-latency machine type communications. Some of the most common use cases for 5G include mobile broadband, massive IoT, and mission-critical IoT.
- They all require different types of features and networks in terms of mobility, charging, security, policy control, latency, reliability, etc.
- For instance, a massive IoT service that connects stationary sensors measuring temperature, humidity, precipitation, etc. to mobile networks does not require features such as handover or location update, which have been critical in serving voice services.
- A mission-critical IoT service such as autonomous driving or remote-controlled robots requires a substantially low end-to-end latency in the order of a fraction of millisecond, whereas some massive MTC services are delay-tolerant.
- IoT introduces new UEs with different characteristics, including IoT devices with no user interface (e.g., embedded sensors), long life spans during which an IoT device may change ownership several times (e.g., consumer goods), and non-provisioned IoT devices (e.g., consumer goods).
Fusion of 5G, Edge and IoT
The combination of 5G and Edge Computing will improve the consistency of user experiences and increase the number of things that are connected on a network. This is resulting in an evolution of IoT and an intelligent transformation of the network. Until now, IoT has largely been associated with home, business and public sensors of sorts, which in a 5G world will rapidly multiply, along with a variety of new ‘things’ that are connected and intelligently supported by the AI-enabled network. It is this fusion of 5G, Edge, IoT and AI that will enable digital transformation and define the Fourth Industrial Revolution.