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Maritime 5G will hasten IoT adoption in shipping industry

November 19, 2019 / Gigi Onag

As the next big leap in mobile and wireless communications, 5G is expected to open up infinite possibilities in maritime communication. Real-life applications include the introduction of smart drones for real-time monitoring, ship-shore communication for vessel traffic management and just-in-time operations. Furthermore, maritime 5G will also facilitate the adoption of autonomous vessels with low latency connectivity for remote operation and hasten the use of Internet-of-Things sensors during search-and-rescue for real-time communications and accurate positioning. “Autonomous shipping and ocean digitalisation drive the needs of maritime communication. Though currently in its experimental and commercialisation stages, maritime 5G will play an important role for the remote control of autonomous ships in the future,” said Kun Yang, founder, Super Radio AS.