“These have been available for some time - thanks to enhanced mobile broadband and critical machine communication. As the device market is also growing, machine communication opportunities are truly opening up for industries.
5G offers increased speed, ultra-low reliable latency with ultra high reliability and other features that will allow for exponential capacity growth for data communications. This means that the internet of things will begin fulfill its promise over the coming years.”
The roadmap to a 5G enabled world is becoming a reality. “We are seeing a real confluence of digitization, analytics, a rise of machines and automation,” Matti states.
“With sensors enabled across an entire supply and production chain, the internet of things will significantly shorten the lead time in manufacturing. In a factory setting, automation has already been a game changer. By adding network connectivity to the different phases in a supply chain, companies utilise data to help processes run smoothly, highlight any errors or inefficiencies and swiftly identify any issues in the supply chain.”
5G technology is the basis of the digital transformation
Looking ahead, Matti explains that the next wave of enterprise opportunity, will usher in a radical transformation across multiple industries. This is triggered by the convergence of IT and operational technologies in industry control.
As an example, we can look at business critical communications, which work to ensure efficient performance and secure operations. These technologies also inspire innovation and are applied across various control systems in various industries, such as mining, where sensors and automation can not only improve efficiency but increase safety.
Meanwhile for governments and authorities, critical infrastructure communications, for example relating to power plants and grid operations, or public safety services, even controlling railways, 5G will prove to be a valuable asset in keeping civilians safe and reducing the risks of accidents and environmental disasters.
Matti summarizes, “5G technology is the basis that will help realise the promise of the digital transformation, as it combines the highest demands on wireless connectivity with radically increased levels of guaranteed reliability, availability, security and performance.”