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Many experts in the industry are now converging on the fact that, unlike LTE /4G, the fifth generation (5G) of wireless will represent a purpose-built technology, designed and engineered to facilitate connected devices as well as automation systems.
Then, one can observe that, in many ways, 5G will be a facilitator and an accelerator of the next industrial revolution.
According to Research and Markets, there is a need to look beyond smart factories, intelligent products and services towards enterprise as a whole and the unique benefits of high capacity urban wireless applications.
The firm adds that, one of the important issues to consider with 5G planning for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is that success will largely be dependent on allocation of required spectrum since it will dictate the performance of the system.
In effect, there will be a need for specific SLA allocations for 5G in IIoT such as factory cell automation requirements for guaranteed as well as ultra-reliable service.