How 5G will transform the IoT landscape

  1. wissou
    US Brand Ambassador Jan 30, 2020

    wissou , Jan 30, 2020 :
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    Hey guys, it’s Wissam aka @wissou your French Algerian OnePlus Brand ambassador! Now that the OnePlus 7T Pro MacLaren 5G (phew…) is out, let’s talk future applications of 5G.

    5G can send data to and from as many as a million devices per square kilometer, compared to 100,000 devices per square kilometer using today’s 4G networks. When those devices are not just smartphones and tablets, but also industrial sensors, wearables, medical devices and vehicles, businesses and governments can provide services and capabilities that were never before possible.

    While we may not see these applications in the short term, the infrastructure for them is being deployed and will continue to roll out over the next several years.

    5G isn’t just a network. Many believe it will become the foundation of an entire ecosystem of fully connected intelligent sensors and devices.

    Here are a few ways 5G and IoT will bring new ways to interact with our world.


    Smart Cities

    5G and IoT have real potential to create smart city networks on which new applications and services can enhance the lives of citizens. For example, in an IoT-equipped city powered by 5G, sports fans driving to a sold-out game could receive real-time notifications of available parking locations while they’re en route. Integrating video analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) could result in adjustments to traffic signals and traffic flows, reducing congestion and travel times. Minimizing the time cars idle at red lights could save time and frustration while increasing safety and lowering pollution by reducing peak traffic on roadways.

    Connected Vehicles

    I’m a Tesla fan, so I can see how 5G could change the Tesla fleet and improve the mesh network created by the fleet. It could create more efficient, safe and autonomous vehicles. We can imagine that the future of autonomous cars is a system where not only the car detect the environment, but also communicate with other cars in that environment. It would transform the way cars are, instead of being a singular point on the road, cars would become a bees, working together to achieve a common goal: driving as efficiently and safely as possible from point A to point B.

    It also help with the cost of owning a car, at least one insurer already offers discounts to drivers who, based on data from an onboard monitor, drive their cars safely. Repair facilities could similarly track the condition of the oil in a vehicle’s engine, proactively notifying the owner of the need for service and tapping the calendar in their smartphone to schedule such service.


    Connected Healthcare

    That’s the thing I’m most patronage about as I work in clinical diagnostic: 5G’s faster network speeds and reduced latency could allow doctors to adopt remote medical services and procedures, such as sharing large digital images to remote areas and performing remote robotic surgery. Surgery by 5G !!! This is just mind blowing!!!

    5G would also save lives its bandwidth allows large files, such as those generated by PET scanners, to be quickly transported to specialists for emergency remote consultations.

    Wearable health monitor engages patients increasingly, and adding a physician input on the gathered data, it will only improve the patient’s interaction with the device and its health.

    Many believe this is just the beginning of a technological revolution that uplifts and empowers people to be healthier, happier and more productive.

    What 5G/IoT are you looking forward to most?

  2. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Community Expert Jan 30, 2020

    Bouncer71 , Jan 30, 2020 :
    That all paints a dark 1984 picture...
    We're already glass users...

    And a lot of stuff you mentioned is already Reality..

    My health insurance offers a discount if you share the data collected by a smartwatch...

    My Car insurance offers a discount if I install a OBD module to track my driving behavior...

    I don't think collecting as much data as possible is the answer to our future and I certainly don't want more companies to dictate my live...
    Already got a job.. ;)

    In some cases 5G might be useful...
    Maybe data heavy medical stuff ...?

    As I said...


    But I'll be at the Light& Building Fare in Frankfurt this year to check out the IoT future...
    Let's see what up the industry's sleeve... ;)

  3. JayBl8de
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 1, 2020

    JayBl8de , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Feb 1, 2020 :
    Im not a Tesla fan or any other battery car to start with because it is the wrong technology in terms of environment, range, charging time and safety. Hydrogen fuel cell is by far superior in all aspects ;)

    5G will change a lot of things, agreed, but all what I read I also heard for 20 years when a new network technology came out ;)

    For us smartphone users much will not change. My current provider offers LTE 225 in theory on 4g...but usually it's more about 5 to 30 MBit (and I'm living super downtown Frankfurt Germany next to trade fair area).... And now switched to Vodafone for 500mbit LTE... But still, it's just a smartphone ;)

  4. G_plusone
    Nougat Feb 1, 2020

    G_plusone , Feb 1, 2020 :
    I am having these thoughts too ;)
    These IoT cloud connected devices collect too much data.
    The companies collecting them their 3rd party analysers. When they collect them, what they collect pretty much everything is in grey area.
    Not much control of the data in our hands

  5. the_reckoner
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 1, 2020

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  6. DenyDarko
    Honeycomb Feb 1, 2020

    DenyDarko , via OnePlus 7T Pro , Feb 1, 2020 :
    As long as it's in my control, no IoT device will enter any of my personal areas. It's strictly forbidden.

    No smart ovens, fridges, lamps, switches, vehicles or whatever else you might think of.

    They are already have enough of my data thanks to my smartphone and Google.
    I don't wanna give them more details about me.

  7. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Community Expert Feb 1, 2020

    Bouncer71 , Feb 1, 2020 :
    So true..
    We're already tracked enough...

    I'm actually looking forward to Bluetooth Mesh Devices...
    That will enable us to build home automation networks without the need to be connected to the internet or a router...
    Unlimited connected devices and theoretically unlimited coverage because every BT device is a repeater... :D

    As for 5G...
    I think a lot of stuff will be possible before the telecom industry has a widespread coverage...
    They always say 5G will revolutionize everything but a lot of companies out there don't want to wait till it's ready..
    Take Agriculture 4.0 for example...
    Cloud and analysis services like by New Holland can even be done with 2G...

    I personally haven't seen a plausible killer feature that's only possible with 5G that would also enrich my life...

  8. Z1580284758853
    Cupcake Feb 1, 2020

    Z1580284758853 , Feb 1, 2020 :
    что происходит с вотсап , постоянно зависает и Гугл пей с проблемами???

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  10. G_plusone
    Nougat Feb 2, 2020

    G_plusone , Feb 2, 2020 :
    This would be nice for in home Control.
    But controllling devices when away from home requires Internet though 2G is More than enough

    Do you think your data is safe even after the precautionary measures you take?
    :p I think that my data is mostly available though :p
    I guess more use cases of 5G's lower latencies and higher speeds and bandwidth would appear in a couple of years after wider 5G outreach
    Lightspeed downloads :p xD

  11. G_plusone
    Nougat Feb 2, 2020

    G_plusone , Feb 2, 2020 :
    I saw @David Y. @Amanda W. Online maybe they could tell us more about how things are

  12. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Community Expert Feb 2, 2020

    Bouncer71 , Feb 2, 2020 :
    That'll be interesting...

    Especially how many will really adopt or use it...
    The majority here in Germany is against speed limits on highways... Way too many enjoy the thrill to put the pedal to the metal... ;)

    Maybe public and Cargo transportation will be the first to kick off...

    Not really save...
    Who really knows what they are doing with the data they permanently collect...
    I try to be aware of and limit what data and where I share it...
    Locally used apps like Cameras, MiFit , etc. get no internet access...
    Always deactivate " experience" or "usage" sharing...
    Since I use Blokada I'm getting more but 95% totally irrelevant Ads on Facebook...

    I think the main goal is that we don't download anything anymore...
    Just to stream from the various clouds... ;)

  13. bobsta
    Honeycomb Feb 2, 2020

    bobsta , via OnePlus 7T Pro , Feb 2, 2020 :
    People get excited over 5G but what does it really mean for end users? This tech costs money and those investing in it want to see a return on their investment. Companies are using the latest tech to track people and sell data - end users don't get a cut from the sale of that data. Are users prepared to surrender their online privacy for faster downloads...I reckon they do. End users need to wake up.

  14. U1569689760079
    Cupcake Feb 2, 2020

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  15. G_plusone
    Nougat Feb 2, 2020

    G_plusone , Feb 2, 2020 :
    Yes they already do started that with 4G
    Streaming for music shows movies ...
    With 5G it's gonna be bigger than before
    I also try as much as possible to disable internet and other permission to apps .
    Even Disabled Google Play Services on Pie and Nougat . Oreo is not letting me do so.

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  16. PTuT
    Jelly Bean Feb 2, 2020

    PTuT , via OnePlus 3 , Feb 2, 2020 :
    5G will require much more powerful antennas all around us to transfer such a wast of data so quickly. My question would be the implication of this technology to our health. I definitely wouldn't like to live in a huge microwave owen [e]1f61c[/e]. I think hype about IoT and smart cities etc. is just an advertisement from companies to sell it to the people.

  17. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Community Expert Feb 2, 2020

    Bouncer71 , Feb 2, 2020 :
    I think you just answered the question your self...

    Companies want to make money and not fry their costumers.. ;)

    We're getting older than never before, although most of us probably live an unhealthy life...

    IoT is the next big thing, if we like we like it or not...
    Humans are lazy and can put a lot of work and time into stuff that will mean more time to be lazy.. :D

  18. ArshadLuvOnePlus
    Froyo Feb 2, 2020

    ArshadLuvOnePlus , Feb 2, 2020 :
    5G will come soon, it already exists. I'm waiting for 5G networks to come in my country and then I can buy a 5G phone for a good experience.

  19. BeardedMumbaikar , via OnePlus 7T , Feb 3, 2020 :
    5g and all is good ..
    But Dev team what about the current handsets which keeps dropping network for wifi and celular network?

    OnePlus user since OnePlus 5 That was the beast in all terms but using 7t now in which network keeps dropping ☹️
    battery drainage and camera out of focus can you guys fix that?
    No updates received since December 16 Stable jor Beta if someone sees this please help[e]1f64f[/e]

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  20. v1adimir
    Eclair Feb 3, 2020

    v1adimir , Feb 3, 2020 :
    Surprising (!) to see so many people here in this thread being conscious about 5G bringing (so very) little benefits to the end user and the dangers of it, thank you for posting! :)

    Internet through the electric socket has been a long time in the making and this is what we -really- need: a lightning fast connection, without radiation and interruption...


    Sometimes things have to be spelled out (for those not using search engines. ;))

    "We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe"
    "How Worried Should You Be About the Health Risks of 5G?"
    P.S. Of course, with Americans you never know (as they will lie through their teeth, when serving to their benefit) and all this negative-hype over 5G may only be generated over the current Huawei controversy, over them being ready (first) to supply equipment on a global scale... We may very well see it all go away, once American companies are ready to deploy their 5G hardware globally meh.
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