The Internet of Things (IoT) and the mmWave Frontier
The Internet of Things has seen significant growth and continued investment in the last two years and according to MarketWatch is projected to achieve a greater than 20% CAGR in the next eight years, capping out a decade of consistently accelerating adoption.
“May 20, 2019 (WiredRelease via COMTEX) — The global internet of things (IoT) market is estimated to value US$ 847.0 Bn in 2016 and is projected to register a CAGR of over 21% in terms of value during the forecast period 2017-2026. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.”
The “mmWave Frontier” has a key role in satisfying the challenging requirements for many of the applications that are emerging as part of IoT landscape. The specific characteristics that are inherent to devices in the “expanded” mmWave spectrum include: (i) ultrahigh bandwidth; (ii) beam forming; (iii) miniaturization; and (iv) power efficiency. They play a significant role in many facets of IoT which include among other applications:
- The delivery of broadband as an access technology significantly impacting the economics of the “Last Mile” problem.
- The ability to deliver broadband in rural areas greatly improving the consumer experience and viability for communities in sparsely populated and underserved areas and at the same time enabling the digitization of industries such as Agriculture, Mining, Energy Production, and Transportation in rural settings.
- The enablement of high band width Satellite communications arrays in LEO, MEO, and GEO orbits as part of infrastructure for IoT with an emphasis on both fixed and mobile applications.
- Sensors providing high resolution and low latency data for IoT applications such as Mapping and Geographic Information Systems, Automotive, Agriculture, Smart Utilities, Logistics and Industrial uses.
- As an essential component of 5G evolution.
The programs and presentations from previous Summits can be found at:
http://sites.ieee.org/rww-2018/program/ – Anaheim CA at RWW2018
http://rww2019.iot.ieee.org/program/ – Orlando FL at RWW2019