According to Gartner, there will be 6.4 billion connected ‘things’ in use by the end of this year. But by 2020, this will rise to nearly 21 billion. This will put a considerable amount of pressure on existing infrastructure, so businesses will need to make sure their networks are able to cope with the massive increase in traffic.
People now expect connectivity wherever they are, and the high demand for 4G mobile services across the UK is testament to this. But the technology won’t stop there. The next phase of mobile connectivity – 5G – is set to arrive at some point around 2020, bringing speeds that could potentially reach up to 1Gbps everywhere we go.
This won’t just let you watch high-definition movies on the go, or connect to key business applications with the same high level of service you’d get in the office. Forrester claims that the introduction of this technology will help create the high-bandwidth environment necessary for could fundamentally change how business connectivity is viewed.developments like wireless IoT in the coming years, so