What an impending marriage of IoT and 5G means for the future

What an impending marriage of IoT and 5G means for the future

Cloudleaf Head of Marketing, Nitesh Arora talks with George Lawton from TechTarget IoT Agenda on the arrival of 5G which promises new architectures for connecting billions of IoT devices and introduces a host of new development challenges for practical applications. Below is a quick snippet of the original article on “What an impending marriage of IoT and 5G means for the future

5G is an emerging set of cellular technologies, specifications and proposed standards that promise to dramatically improve the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks. One area that will greatly benefit is the internet of things. Touted benefits of 5G for IoT include faster connectivity, lower latency, reduced power consumption, increased reliability and better security models. Other promises of 5G include improving support for new architectures like IoT edge computing and public mesh networks.

Enterprises are looking for ubiquitous connectivity and near-real-time remote diagnostics and management capabilities for mission-critical IoT — and 5G is here to answer that call.

“5G’s low latency, faster transmissions and secure communication will speed up IoT adoption for enterprises,” said Nitesh Arora, head of marketing at Cloudleaf Inc., an intelligent-sensor platform.

One practical way for IoT developers and enterprise architects to approach 5G adoption is to think about creating different IoT architecture layers relating to sensing, transportation and applications, said Cloudleaf’s Arora. 5G technologies will provide a variety of options at the transport layer. The use of software-defined networking tools could help future-proof code built for the sensor and application layers.