February 20, 2015
Nokia Networks plans to show the possibilities of mobile connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) at Mobile World Congress 2015. The live demonstrations include 5G radio equipment on new millimeter and centimeter wave bands as well as new frame structures to achieve single-digit millisecond latency.
According to Nokia, this allows for the immediate, synchronous eye-hand feedback that enables remote control over robots working in construction and maintenance.
The company added that with IoT, critical new security capabilities will be needed at the device and network levels: “The transition to IoT means we will soon live in a world with between 10 and 100 times more Internet-connected devices than there are connected humans. Real time IoT will require even more reliable communication links, lower transmission delays (latencies) and extreme throughput to serve the data transmitted by hundreds of billions of sensors and machines.
“Security is fundamental and inseparable from the safe and reliable operation of IoT-connected devices. IoT has the potential to bring together every aspect of different networks, which means cloud-based and physical security must work together to produce robust, actionable security intelligence in real time. ”
Kathrin Buvac, vice president of strategy at Nokia, said “the Internet of Things, a driver for what we call the Programmable World, opens tremendous potential to expand the human possibilities of technology.
“Within the next 10 years, we will see 50 billion things connected, enabling industries to become more efficient and helping people to improve their daily lives.”