Nordic Businesses Look Forward to 5G Enabling Adoption of IoT

The internet-of-Things is emergent technology, but current connection paradigms haven’t kept pace with it – until now. 5G connections are likely to increase the speed of transfer of information over mobile networks, increasing throughput, and bandwidth. For businesses in Nordic countries, this might be just what they need to embrace IoT technology and put it to use. The 2019 ISG Provider Lens™ IoT — Transformational Services, Technology, Solutions, Platforms, and Industries Report for the Nordics shows the amount of support the idea of IoT has in the Nordic region.

The report goes on to mention that 5G connection opens the door to a more stable network, in keeping with what enterprise-level IoT needs to do its job. Telecommunication companies in the region are attempting to capitalize on this popularity by launching their own dedicated Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) deployments. These installations focus on transmitting small volumes of data from multiple individual devices.

A Better Quality of Life

The Nordic countries are noteworthy for being developed nations with a very high quality of life. Governments of Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark are collaborating to ensure that these systems get in place. The overall goal is to allow both governmental and non-governmental organizations to raise the quality of life for the average citizen. A program termed the Nordic Smart City Network lays out a framework for the utilization of these IoT devices across the region.

The report mentions that the areas where IoT is likely to see growth soon are deployments in connected vehicles and smart buildings. Connected vehicle technology is expected to be centered on diagnostic systems and computing platforms. Intelligent transportation systems are also likely to feature in this category. Smart buildings will primarily deal with IoT devices being used to supplement existing security protocols and policies. Smart cities can then be leveraged by combining connected buildings into a single urban entity that is completely connected.