The IoT-based transition strategy towards 5G

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After the 5G standard is officially established, it is expected that 5G will be commercially deployed to the market within two to five years. However, problems may arise when mobile network operators start shifting their infrastructure to such a new technology. The main causes for concern would be financial-related issues, since the deployment of the 5G network requires a huge investment at a time when the level of market adoption is still uncertain. For that reason, mobile operators should explore technological opportunities to ensure the transition from 4G to 5G would bring no harm to their company's financial condition. This paper presents an explanatory review of the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) as the basis of a transition strategy towards the implementation of 5G. The 5G vision implies that 5G would not only focus on increasing high speed data but should also involve facilitating mission critical communications, as well as Massive Machine Type Communications (MMTC). Hence, mobile network operators can start deploying the IoT network immediately and can operate on the technical path towards the establishment of real 5G's MTTC. Then, the two remaining 5G scenarios can be slowly introduced afterwards.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBDIOT 2017 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Big Data and Internet of Thing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354301
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Big Data and Internet of Thing, BDIOT 2017 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Dec 201722 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2017 International Conference on Big Data and Internet of Thing, BDIOT 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • 5G
  • Internet of things
  • IoT
  • Transition strategy


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