5G: The Future of IoT takes a look at the market drivers, trends and cellular technology solutions that will create our connected future.
Market drivers provide added value through connectivity of all “things” ranging from street lighting to home appliances to industrial robotics. Providing connectivity to things has become easier with improvements in the economics of end devices, large investments in IoT systems, adoption of global standards and availability of spectrum. Overall trends in information technology such as cloud computing and edge cloud, artificial intelligence and security assurance have accelerated the IoT ecosystem. The whitepaper discusses some of the market segments in more details, including industrial IoT, smart cities, enterprise IoT and consumer IoT.
The whitepaper also provides an overview of developments in 3GPP standards for IoT, looking at both the Massive IoT and Critical IoT segments. It starts with the 3GPP requirements for IoT and goes on to cover the high level 3GPP solutions to meet these requirements. For Critical IoT, the Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) radio and architecture are described.