The Impact for Smart Cities and Building
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to radically transform our world for the better. There is no place that this is more apparent than in the world’s cities. Smart cities and smart buildings will enable us to live more sustainably and with greater safety and convenience. However, there has been one bottleneck keeping cities and buildings from living to their full potential: connectivity. 5G can provide the enhanced level of connectivity to make it possible for dreams of truly smart cities and buildings to come true.
Effectively managing the resources of smart cities and buildings requires a massive number of sensors that continuously collect data. This ever-growing and endless stream of data needs to be transmitted to a hub where it is analyzed. The analysis results cause data to be sent out to streetlights, subways, and electrical grids in the smart city. This data is also sent to elevators, ventilation systems, and other components of intelligent buildings. These sensors and systems are what make up the IoT at the heart of the cities and buildings.
5G is the catalyst that will work with IoT to allow these things to take shape. 5G is always on, available throughout the city, fast, offers low-latency connection, and is easily scaled as the city and its needs grow. 5G offers specific technology that allows for the high performance and scalability of the IoT in smart cities and buildings. The new 5G networks offer both MMTC (massive machine type communication) and CMTC (critical machine type communication.) By differentiating between the types and critical nature of different kinds of data, the network can handle even more data while ensuring the most vital information is given priority on the network.
The vision and technology are ready to make smart cities and buildings a reality. 5G is the final piece of the puzzle to bring this vision to life.