5G: What it means for IoT (free PDF)
5G promises the higher bandwidth and ultra-reliable, low-latency communication needed for the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to drive the digital transformation of business processes, transportation, smart IT, and public safety.
This free PDF ebook, based on the latest ZDNet and TechRepublic special feature, looks at the impact of 5G on IoT projects, industries that will be affected by the combination of 5G and IoT, what role 5G will play in IoT security, as well as case studies and original analysis.
From the ebook:
WHAT IS THE INTERNET OF THINGS?
The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. Thanks to the arrival of super-cheap computer chips and the ubiquity of wireless networks, it’s possible to turn anything, from something as small as a pill to something as big as an aeroplane, into a part of the IoT. Connecting up all these different objects and adding sensors to them adds a level of digital intelligence to devices that would be otherwise dumb, enabling them to communicate real-time data without involving a human being. The Internet of Things is making the fabric of the world around us more smarter and more responsive, merging the digital and physical universes.