5G and the Internet of Things for technological growth

Rafael Variz


Expectations for the deployment of 5G in the country ─ fifth-generation technology standard for mobile networks ─ are increasingly high, with the promise of effective use in 2021 through mobile service providers that have already begun the first steps to bring the technology to Brazil, even with some political impasse involved.

The 5G network will bring a considerable increase in speed, reaching 20 times higher than 4G, bringing new benefits to the user, such as faster response, greater capacity for applications and devices connected simultaneously, more signal stability and connectivity, as well as flexibility in the data transmission infrastructure.

Linked to the Internet of Things ─ IoT ─ it will enable the growth of several sectors, especially technology and artificial intelligence ones, as well as connected and automated smart cities. The network of connections between people and smart devices will be even greater and present in our everyday life, with this technology.

The Internet of Things is a concept in which physical objects connect with each other through intelligent processes and software which transmit data commands, thus transforming simple aspects of our routine into automated processes, with functionalities that we do not even imagine possible yet. That impacts several aspects of our daily routine, such as shopping, filling the fridge, watching TV, working out, among others.


Companies will be able to take advantage of automation processes that were previously unfeasible or time-consuming with 4G by using the 5G technology, especially for those who already work with technology and artificial intelligence as already mentioned previously.

5G will be of great importance for the growth of companies and industries, since it has high bandwidth speed and low latency ─ offering increased productivity with the expansion and acceleration of cloud storage, as well as reducing costs thanks to the potential offered by technology.

In addition, it will make it easier for companies and IT teams to identify system and security failures when using ioT, thus providing quick repair of problems without major damage, or before they happen.

We can expect the growth of technology sectors, as well as research and development of the area. In July 2020, large companies in the segment such as Dell, Samsung, Intel and other software and technology development organizations partnered in a group called Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) to unify the Internet of Things with the arrival of 5G.

The purpose of the union is to develop a common protocol and ensure smooth operation between devices through features such as WI-FI, Bluetooth and NFC, aiming at the usability provided by 5G and IoT.

With this initiative, we can expect even more news with the effective arrival of fifth-generation technology that will occur only after the auction of Anatel (Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency), scheduled to be held in 2021 and awaited by several economic and telephone sectors.

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