The main reason businesses are exploring 5G as an option for their IoT deployments is the performance benefits its brings. However, another big factor driving businesses towards 5G in IoT is the 2G and 3G sunset. With the 2G and 3G networks due to be completely phased out, it makes sense for companies to bite the bullet and upgrade to 5G to futureproof their deployments.
When it comes to migrating your IoT services over to 5G, some devices may need to be adapted or replaced by 5G compatible hardware. Whilst in some situations this can be a costly investment, all businesses utilising 2G and 3G technology will ultimately be forced to find a suitable alternative, sooner rather than later.
5G has already been implemented in many IoT systems around the world, but there are countless more solutions that would benefit from 5G IoT connectivity. Here are just a few examples of how it will impact the future of IoT: