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Making connections count with IoT

November 11, 2019 / Allan Tan

IoT Analytics defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects that are linked through wired and wireless networks. McKinsey extended this definition to include the use of the same Internet Protocol (IP) that connects the Internet. Whichever way IoT is used – whether for automation and analysis or automation and control – an important element for IoT to work is for the various applications to be connected to the Internet. With countries launching 5G services from 2020, it has the potential to become the much-awaited universal solution for IoT connectivity. FutureIoT spoke to Eric Hui, director of IoT business development at Equinix Asia-Pacific. He noted that 5G, on its own, may not necessarily bring about the zero-latency experienced users might be clamouring for.