5G IoT

The home of the industry’s fifth generation of cellular technology

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 capacity. 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.

Our work in 5G-IoT concentrates on three core areas:

Mobile and 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.