It’s almost here. 5G is projected to be commercially released by Malaysia within the third quarter of 2020 and the whole world is watching. The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir, has been at the forefront of this innovative push and holds high hopes for his country’s economic growth following its implementation. 5G is said to provide speeds of up to 100 times faster than the 4G networks currently being used. This serves as a medium to promote extraordinary change towards how we interact with and utilize technology in our daily lives.
How Can 5G Be Used?
Time will tell as we become more familiar with this new form of technology, but the benefits are certainly clear. Not only is the overall network significantly faster than 4G, but it provides increased connection strength, reliability, efficiency, security, and data transfer capabilities. Dr. Mahathir commented on how “the convergence of 5G and different industrial sectors…presents new opportunities for industries, society, and individuals to advance their digital ambitions, and deliver new and better services” – he’s absolutely right about this.
In the framework of a plant, a network is an integral part of carrying out operations and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is what’s used to put your network into effect. IIoT is only as effective as the network that connects your technology and equipment together, so if the network is slow or insufficient in its functions, operations won’t perform as expected. The implementation of 5G networks will drastically enhance IIoT performance within a company’s plant and, in turn, bring a company’s capabilities to new heights. As a result, 5G will quickly become a gamechanger for most companies looking to function at peak performance.
Get Your Data Ready for 5G
The perks of 5G sound great, but they’re not available until a company has prepared their data for IIoT. With all that extra speed being introduced, your asset and maintenance master data must be formatted to implement IIoT effectively – NRX AssetHub can make this happen. 5G will be here faster than you know, so you need to have your data and IIoT systems ready to go. Book a demo with us to see how effective your plant operations can become with formatted data.
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