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IoT opportunities created by 5G

Tom Rebbeck Research Director, Operator business services and IoT

"The more-radical IoT services based on 5G are still years away from becoming reality and questions remain about their feasibility; near-term opportunities that simply need more capacity do exist and deserve more attention."

The launch of 5G networks will provide IoT developers with a range of new options. Operators will therefore need to understand the opportunities that become available. This report explores those opportunities.

This report provides:

  • a categorisation of 5G opportunities into near-, mid- and long-term
  • arguments for and against the more-radical 5G use cases, for example those in the healthcare, automotive and manufacturing sectors
  • examples of existing applications that would benefit from the additional capacity provided by 5G
  • a selection of 5G IoT-related projects from 2018.