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How 5G and IoT will Revolutionize Industries
Cybercriminals can weaponize IoT and 5G to benefit them instead of businesses, just as companies utilize the speed and innovation of 5G and IoT. As new technologies are introduced to the business, adequate cybersecurity protection must be considered.
FREMONT, CA: A strong network connection is essential for getting the best results from IoT sensors. Depending on the sensor and equipment, any network latency difficulties may result in undesirable or erroneous data. When 5G was first announced several years ago, the network's primary use cases centered on assisting industries in reducing latency and handling data at much higher speeds. While commercial 5G use cases were being emphasized, the value obtained from industry 5G use cases demonstrated why countries were racing to embrace the technology.
5G will allow businesses to deploy and manage IoT devices on a far greater scale. It will optimize IoT networks through radio frequency management, which will suit the needs of both narrowband and higher-bandwidth IoT applications, which may be available on demand.
IoT solutions are projected to gain considerably as telco carriers develop Low Power WAN (LPWAN) IoT network capabilities. Many industry verticals are prepared to pay a higher price for cellular LPWAN in exchange for increased flexibility and IoT possibilities. With LPWAN, industrial IoT applications such as agriculture, logistics, and manufacturing will have new use cases available.
IoT sensors can be installed in industrial assets such as jet engines and wind turbines, to name a few examples. The sensors gather real-time operational data, fed into virtual avatars who analyze it for predictive results. Manufacturers can also use virtual sensors to run their factories more efficiently and get real-time data on the performance of the products they make.
Businesses must maintain a close eye on IoT security as 5G and IoT convergence promise increased opportunities in numerous industries. However, the majority of IoT devices and sensors are created with only the most basic security procedures. Despite certain advances in IoT security, the majority of these devices still required additional security protection.
Cybercriminals can weaponize IoT and 5G to benefit them instead of businesses, just as businesses are utilizing the speed and innovation of 5G and IoT. As new technologies are introduced to the business, adequate cybersecurity protection must be considered.