Smart manufacturing: 5G engineers the future of IoT
Adoption of IoT in the manufacturing sector faces the challenges of long replacement cycles for machines, difficulties retrofitting and IT/OT integration issues. However, Covid-19 has proved to be a catalyst for Industry 4.0; it has exacerbated existing challenges and pain points for manufacturers and accelerated the need for smart connectivity and digital transformation.
5G is shaping the future of IoT, enabling manufacturers to extract further value through productivity enhancements and new sources of revenues. Data is the link between these activities and what drives digital transformation. In this latest report, GSMA Intelligence discusses the benefits 5G brings to the manufacturing sector in terms of latency, density, reliability and security. It discusses the role of private networks, the different deployment models available and the industry players eyeing the opportunity ahead.