Last Updated: May, 2023
We all hear about 5G entering the world of connectivity since a few years. But what does the 5G roaming change in the IoT world? And in which countries can you find IoT 5G Roaming? See the list below.
(This blog post was last updated on the 25 April 2023)
Does IoT support 5G?
In short, yes! But the 5G capabilities are not available in every country yet…It is expected that 5G networks will offer increased speed over LTE networks. IoT devices will benefit from this speed because it will maximize their ability to connect and transfer data quickly. With the advancement of 5G, we will be able to develop smart cities, smart watches, smart infrastructure management, smart cars, smart farming – basically, everything which can be supported by IoT technology! In addition, we’ll be able to connect more devices to the same network simultaneously without interruptions or dips in service, allowing our world to become more connected and way more efficient than ever before.
What is the main difference between 4G and 5G?
Speed, bandwidth, and lag time in communications between devices and servers are three significant differences between 4G and 5G. These benefits will, however, require billions of dollars of annual investment and a lot of new networking infrastructures. A 5G network can deliver peak data rates of up to 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) and average data rates of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps). A 5G network has greater capacity than a 4G network. As a result of 5G, traffic capacity and network efficiency are expected to increase 100x. In comparison to 4G, 5G has a lower latency.
The impact of 2G & 3G sunsets on IoT connectivity
To free up resources for the upcoming 5G enrollment, networks all over the globe have recently announced their planned 2G and 3G shutdowns, as listed in the article.
Which countires have 5G already?
At Freeeway AG, we are constantly working on our connectivity portfolio to ensure seamless and best connectivity on a global scale. With the activations of the 5G by various networks, we can present the list of the first countries in our portfolio which offer 5G connectivity in distinct geographic areas – Europe, Asia, and North America.
- IoT 5G roaming in Europe:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- IoT 5G roaming in North America
- IoT 5G roaming in Asia
- Hong Kong
- United Arab Emirates
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
(*This list will be updated regularly; the last update was on the 25th of April 2023)
Why does it take so long to roll out 5G?
There is a significant increase in complexity in 5G networks compared to previous generations. In addition, using 5G requires more masts and equipment since each site serves a smaller area, requiring more masts and equipment in more places. This all means that we still need to wait for the 5G to be available worldwide, but as you can see from the list above, we are on the right way to get there next years.
Add 5G roaming to your smart device
With a growing 5G roaming portfolio, Freeeway AG can provide you with the best possible connectivity technology on the market. Contact us to learn more about our offer and use all the benefits of the fastest and most seamless network.
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