Is COVID-19 putting the Brakes on 5G Smart City Deployments?

Over the past 6 months there has been research claiming that there will be a dramatic explosion of video data, predicting that it could account for 15.1 zettabytes of data annually, which would be more than any other IoT application. This influx in data, as well as the growing adoption of video analytics and AI, means video could be used in a much wider variety of ways. In particular in Smart City projects and Mass Transportation. Much of this will be outside and 5G looks on paper to be able to deliver the wireless connectivity required. However our research for our report “The Physical Security Business 2019” did not identify much enthusiasm for 5G from either the product manufacturers or system installers of video surveillance. The technical and logistical details of 5G still need to be proven. However, if there comes a time when wireless bandwidth outdoors becomes ubiquitous, low cost and reliable, it would […]

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