Our “Discover the Possible” series explores the challenges and opportunities of across the emerging technology landscape. “Discover the Possible” separates the fact from the fiction, translating the buzz words and jargon into simple plain language, and analysing real business use cases. The Invenica team collaborate with clients, partners and subject matter experts to produce White Papers, Webinars and Industry Articles to spark discussion and debate across the markets.

In this White Paper we explore the opportunities for Edge Computing and Consumer IoT that will be unleashed with the advent of 5G and how the world will become truly connected, enhancing organizations’ output and citizens lives.

Beyond mobile phones and personal computing technology, these new technologies are set to become ubiquitous in people’s everyday lives with sensors built into many home appliances and personal gadgets in bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms.  5G is the enabling technology for Edge Computing and Consumer IoT. Its improved infrastructure, speed and latency enable innovation, AI transformation and application development which will lead to businesses adopting more automation, working more efficiently and creating improved customer offerings that are tailored and personalised.

What is Consumer IoT and what will it mean for business? The Consumer Internet of Things relates to connected devices aimed at the consumer market such as cars, home appliances, smart media devices, wearables that have sensors in them transforming all aspects of life in the home.   From heating systems to water leak detection from intelligent fridges to smart security cameras, from lighting to entertainment, consumers can track and control devices via apps on their phones not to mention wearable tech like smart watches and glasses as well as sensors for pets – location trackers and interactive cameras. Smart home products and services can take over annoying chores and to recognise individual wishes immediately thus leaving consumers with more time for the things they love to do.