5G, IoT and cyber security
5G is enabling even more IoT use cases with vastly diverse requirements. Some 5G use cases support machine-to-machine communications with ultra-reliable connectivity. Other use cases are optimized to enable long battery life and very low cost. These requirements call for a new generation of services with a new set of cyber security challenges.
20 billion connected IoT devices by 2023
The Ericsson Mobility Report, Nov 2017, estimates that by 2023, over 30 billion connected devices are forecast, of which around 20 billion will be related to the IoT. Connected IoT devices include connected cars, machines, meters, sensors, point-of-sale terminals, consumer electronics and wearables