5G and Internet of Things

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According to Fuenmayor, Scientific Director of the Eurecat technological center, 5G was one of the significant features of Mobile World Congress because it is presently being deployed on a big scale "thanks to the added push given by teleworking and the necessity for a fast and flexible connection in all types of contexts."

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing due to the advancement of 5G technology, as seen by enterprises that provide services in fields such as health, transportation, smart cities, and sustainability management. Furthermore, given the commitment to 5G, artificial intelligence employs it to create data-driven applications. This technology can be found in robots, drones, electric cars, and sensors in this industry.

"The rollout of 5G is already a reality, and it comes with several benefits for users", states Lola Burgueo, a professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's (UOC) Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia, and Telecommunications and a researcher at the IN3's Systems, Software, and Models Research Lab (SOM Research Lab). Burgueo alludes to the fact that data on the Internet is transmitted more quickly. "We will see a significant increase in the capabilities of our devices, as well as the magnitude of intelligent environments and apps that will be available."

Implications: The first commercial 5G networks are currently live, exhibiting reduced latency and how they can be fully utilized for augmented reality, mixed reality, and immersive remote experiences - all without the use of Wi-Fi! 

Thanks to 5G and its implementation in the Cloud, the gaming industry is also becoming a prominent participant. Undoubtedly, 5G will be the most significant mobile update in the coming months, emphasizing new infrastructure and connectivity choices.

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