5G and the IoT: The UK's first smart factory just switched on

STEVE RANGER | February 13, 2019

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The UK's first live 5G factory trials have gone live with the aim of testing out new Internet of Things (IoT) applications to improve manufacturing productivity. 5G offers faster downloads, faster responses from applications thanks to much lower latency, and the ability to cram as many as a million 5G devices in a square kilometre. This means that businesses will be able to add sensors to everything from products they sell to individual machines in factories, allowing them to monitor if production lines are performing as they should and make decisions in real time about processes.

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