The Internet of Things (IoT) has truly become a worldwide phenomenon, with Gartner predicting that the enterprise and automotive IoT markets will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020 – a 21 per cent increase from 2019.
IoT has paved the way for smarter technologies, and will only continue to proliferate with the drive to connect absolutely everything, and the emergence of 5G networks worldwide to support that goal.
Smart cities, connected cars and other emerging technology trends fueled by IoT-enabled devices are likely to further gain pace from 2020 onwards – so here are some of the major IoT trends today and what to expect in the year ahead.
Emergence of smart cities
The ‘smart city’ is a broad term, but loosely can be defined as connectivity working behind the scenes in infrastructure and with urban planning for improvements of residents – for example, in sustainability, security, or optimising the flow of traffic.