In the past, many Internet of Things or machine-to-machine communication applications transmitted small, discreet amounts of data on a regular basis. A weather device would send temperature reports every few minutes, or a vibration sensor on a piece of machinery might report hourly to the factory headquarters on the machine’s status. That temperature or vibration information could be a mere few MBs of data. While an entire IoT / M2M deployment could have thousands of devices in the field sending data, each sensor wasn’t sending very much data at a time.
If you have a smartphone, you probably use LTE often –updated iPhones and Android phones these days are able to use the LTE protocol for blazing fast Internet access. Sometimes called 4G, this wireless standard has superseded the older, slower standards of 2G and 3G for mobile phones in much of the world, with over 75% penetration across the US, Europe, and especially in Asia. But when it comes to the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications, LTE is just beginning to make an impact.
Everyone talks about the Internet of Things. And sure, you know what the Internet is (you’re soaking in it!). But what about those “things”? Is it any thing? Really? Let’s break it down and look at what exactly is the “thing” in the Internet of Things.
If your business delivers essential services in the UK, then Utility Week Live is the essential show for you. Come explore the innovations transforming this industry and get a demonstration of Aeris’ application enablement platform AerCloud from our representatives on Stand E34 at the show 17 to 18 May 2016 in Birmingham, England.
5G World will be based in London in 2016, to capitalize on the digital revolution happening in the UK. With operators, vendors, enterprises, the government and start-ups all focused on both making 5G a reality, and enabling services to run over it, it’s the perfect setting for the first 5G World event.