From real-time location sensing to decreasing network loads, these startups are working to help drive the next wave of industrial productivity as 5G infrastructure continues to develop.
5G will deliver a step-change in performance for the industrial internet of things (IIoT) over the next decade.
Today, most IIoT devices in factories run on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. These networks may work for slower-paced, non-mission-critical applications, but 5G will enable the IIoT to move into factory environments where speed, reliability, and versatility are critical. 5G will enable:
- Low Latency: Faster transmission of larger data streams.
- High Reliability: Better transmission of data in extreme conditions, or where high reliability is critical.
- High Flexibility: 5G is more flexible than Wi-Fi, supporting a wider range of devices, sensors, and wearables.
Using CB Insights data, we surfaced 5 early-stage startups working across multiple aspects of 5G implementation in manufacturing.