5G has finally met realisation to propel network speeds beyond the farthest reaches of our vivid imaginations and throttled rapid data transfers into the next decade. The 5G tech will allow you to be mobile-ready, always on-the-go and help secure the future of your business.
IoT or the Internet of Things that merely started as an ideology for the intuitive mind has transformed into a colossal network of interconnected technologies constantly exchanging information with each other in a harmonious overlap to deliver optimal solutions at a rapid pace, not achievable in past.
“The absolute manifestation of IoT as we see today includes NB-IOT and LTE-M(CAT-M1).”
The IoT networks have grown exponentially in these years with deployed ranged of 4G 700Mhz and spanned over 3 million square kilometres with LTE-M technology. Recent advancements in the tech have proven fruitful with further expansions amounting to 4 million square kilometres.
In addition, both LET-M and NB-IoT have been officially introduced as 5G spectrum network technologies which offer a natural boost to the pre-existing IoT networks through such spectrums.
Understanding The Network
NB-IoT is implemented to facilitate data transfers in form of small packages over devices with transfer rates not exceeding 200kbps. These limited data transfer rates are optimal in a scenario that requires tiny data, as observed in devices that find application in water management, industrial & heavy equipment sensors, including accurate location management.
Meanwhile, LTE-M is targeted and intended for devices with higher computation power, complex usage and more frequent data network interactions. Devices that are mobile and report on multiple data sets like asset tracking and real-time positioning make the most out of LTE-M.
Applications for NB-IOT and LTE-M networks are vast and both governments and businesses across varied industrial verticals have gotten on to the bandwagon to empower and optimise efficiency and operations across designated sectors.
The farming sector uses data-enabled networks to track water supplies and reroute water allocations for regulating deliveries. The health care system employs networks to track vehicle and equipment to save time and resources. Supply chain and logistics companies use location data to track freight cargo to help fleet managers and customers gain better insights about dispatch and delivery.
The 5G Promise
5G, the fifth generation for mobile connectivity promises to deliver high data speeds, extended network saturation and enhanced adaptability through NB-IOT and LTE-M networks for sustained, stable connections to IoT devices globally.
With the progression of time, the IoT connections are stipulated to grow to 22.3 billion by 2024, powered by 5G connectivity alone.
Future of Telematics & Fleet management with 5G
The 5G network checks all boxes when it comes to being a serious upgrade over the current 4G networks. It’s 100 times faster and is capable of greater bandwidths in terms of connected network accommodations. With complete integration of 5G networks, push for IoT devices will progress further as collating, replicating and pushing data in streams across vehicles, operators and owners will be easier with reduced times for data transfer.
Through the early adoption of 5G tech, both businesses and the fleet management industry is bound to benefit from it. Technological adoption of standards like vehicle automation, driver assistance, data security and mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) are one of the many advantages that a business will have the edge on, through 5G accelerated data networks.
With Linxio, maintaining your fleet vehicles is easier through our future-ready telematics solutions that offer real-time GPS tracking, geofencing alerts and notifications, digitised logbooks and better driver communication.