Delays in 5G could slow IoT development

According to a recent study, Europe's leading mobile operators will build 5G networks between 2020 and 2022

Although the actual introduction of the new 5G connection standard is very close, according to some forecasts, super-fast internet technology in Europe could arrive late, slowing down the enterprise deployment of Internet of Things objects in particular.

According to an analysis conducted by GlobalData, in fact, the future mobile connection will arrive between 2020 and 2022, despite the fact that from a technical point of view it is now well underway. The reason is basically one: most European phone operators, according to when predicted by the company that made the study on 5G, will not build networks for the new standard before these years. There is another element that supports these predictions: the poor distribution of 4G. In Europe, in fact, this wireless connection system has not even exceeded 40% diffusion. Little compared to the data recorded by other countries, led by South Korea with 76%.

Why 5G is important for IoT objects

The 5G connection will be decisive for Industry 4.0, which as is known will be based on the adoption of intelligent, automated and above all always connected systems. Tools and technologies that will need a fast connection. The new wireless standard will allow devices to process a much larger amount of data in less time than 4G.

The 5G is able to reach up to 1 Gbps in download and 150 Mbps in upload, ensuring mobile devices the same speed guaranteed by the fiber.

For Industry 4.0, where it is necessary that the company is always connected - think for example to the transit of goods - the 5G will be fundamental in the diffusion of the Internet of Things. Exactly as it happened first with ADSL and then with fiber (many companies still in Italy are cut off) the delay of 5G could slow down the adoption of all these new technologies. So much for Industry 4.0.