I was in London attending a conference, today. I was trying to figure out at what time I should leave the ExCeL center to get to Gatwick in time to catch my flight. What I cared about is whether the subway was working regularly, or whether there were delays because of the protests that were happening in the city.
There is great potential for new revenue for mobile operators from 5G in vertical industries. IDC’s research has identified four verticals that are among the highest on operators’ target lists: Automotive, Energy, Manufacturing and Healthcare. In each vertical, 5G can both enhance existing mobile network applications and enable new applications with the potential to improve efficiency, enhance productivity and reduce costs.
Over the past few years, since Industrie 4.0 (Industry 4.0) came to light in Germany, we have been asking ourselves the same question — why are companies now developing and adopting all the fancy, handy, smart stuff?