Market Research Report
5G and the Internet of Energy
|Published by||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||Product code||590148|
|Published||Content info||16 Pages; 6 Tables, Charts & Figures
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|5G and the Internet of Energy|
|Published: December 11, 2017||Content info: 16 Pages; 6 Tables, Charts & Figures||
5G communications technology will underpin the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the confluence of ubiquitous mobile broadband, pervasive sensing, and artificial intelligence promises to drive massive change across industry and society. This coming generation of wireless communications, in global pilots even as standards are still being shaped, promises to make the Internet of Things (IoT)-and of Energy (IoE)-a reality.
For power utilities, 5G's flexible, multi-spectrum, multi-function architecture will provide a platform able to support critical latency-sensitive applications as well as low power, low cost applications such as ubiquitous sensing throughout the distribution grid. It will enable smart fleet management and employ edge computing and cloud technologies for distributed automation and intelligent control. Virtualization of network aspects will allow carriers to provide greater security, signal prioritization, and quality of service (QoS) to utilities, alleviating past concerns about public networks.
This Navigant Research report provides an overview of the 5G technology standard and its use cases. It discusses the many smart grid applications these networks will support and proposes certain business model opportunities it may create. The report also provides a discussion of the global carriers and infrastructure vendors that are leading the charge toward the 5G future. Utilities-and their vendors-planning network upgrades over the next 5-10 years must fully understand the longer-term implications of the 5G evolution as they consider their need for future-proof and holistic connectivity.