How 5G Networks Could Help the Environment

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Every major city faces growing accountability for their contribution to the world’s overall emissions targets. Objectives are becoming more rigorous and more scrutinised as time goes on.  

5G Networks are going to be essential in running IoT-lead smart city solutions. The next generation of mobile internet offers faster speeds and more reliable connections for IoT devices, namely sensors.  

Sensor data is what is feeding environmental AIs and the quicker they can consume information, the more informed and refined a consequential environmental change strategy can be. 

Smart cities, flush with sensors detecting everything from footfall and rainfall to CO2 and other emissions are streaming real-time data to the cloud that allows authorities to gauge their current emissions for benchmarking purposes.

An overview of this vital information can form a citywide environmental improvement strategy by pinpointing some the geographical areas and times of day where emissions are at their peak. 

Machine Learning is then utilised to predict how and when emissions are likely to fluctuate in the future giving unprecedented insight into environmental management. 

However, this information requires local authorities to have a forward-thinking mindset towards IoT adoption in order to permit IoT implementation across the city.  

Going forward, businesses and governments need a collaborative approach to increase interconnectivity for a smart city to truly prosper and those with a 5G network are going to be in far better stead to utilise real-time data. 

Here at Hark, we have developed an all-in-one monitoring system, which works alongside your existing infrastructure. Monitor, store, and analyse your business-critical data with our easy-to-use software from anywhere in the world. To find out more about how we’re helping companies and cities to work smarter, get in touch.