5G IoT

5G is the fifth-generation cellular technology that revolutionises and enables new capabilities such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud computing, Edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Adoption of 5G and the IoT is being driven by a number of factors, including increased demand from consumers and enterprises and the availability of more affordable devices. Significant operator investment in 5G technology, spectrum and infrastructure, together with the implementation of global standards, are also helping drive growth and increase market interest in the IoT. AI, Cloud computing and Edge computing will help handle the data volumes generated by the IoT, as 5G boosts network capabity. Further 5G enhancements, such as networking slicing, private & dedicated networks and 5G core, will ultimately help realise the vision of a global IoT network, supporting a massive number of connected devices.

Mobile & Massive IoT

The 5G networks being deployed today are building on 4G networks, which employ both LTE for Machines (LTE-M) and Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) technologies, which will evolve into Massive IoT within 5G delivering the functionality required to support narrowband use cases.

Critical IoT

IoT applications that are time critical and latency dependent using the 3GPP-specified ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) standard

Broadband IoT

When IoT applications need to send or receive large amounts of data in a short period they will use the 3GPP-specified enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) standard which is part of 5G


5G IoT Summit at MWC Barcelona 2022


Saturday 19 Mar 2022 | 5G | Both Technologies | MIoT Technology | Resources |

Reinventing the World with IoT in the 5G Era The Internet of Things technologies have enabled connections between technology and people. With Massive IoT fully embracing the benefits of 5G and Licensed LPWA ...

Critical Communications IoT: Technical Analysis of Service Levels


Thursday 16 Jan 2020 | Resources | Smart Cities Safety |

This document presents an overview of IoT from a critical communications perspective, encompassing public safety as well as business critical use, including a definition of the three main phases of emergency management.

Critical Communications IoT Concepts Paper


Wednesday 15 Jan 2020 | Resources | Smart Cities Safety |

This document, targeted at network operators and network and device equipment vendors, brings together a number of Internet of Things concepts from a mission critical communications perspective, specifically on public safety, and illustrates how IoT...

IoT in the 5G Era – Opportunities and Benefits for Enterprises and Consumers


Friday 15 Nov 2019 | 5G | Both Technologies | MIoT Technology | Resources |

The 5G mobile cellular networks being deployed today are evolving from existing 4G networks, which will continue to serve many use cases. This paper explains how 5G mobile technology will impact the Internet of Things (IoT).

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