Smart cities will rely on connectivity provided by 5G to improve daily life, whether it be in terms of energy savings or crime prevention. 5G will enable networks that can cope with an increased number of connections of multiple devices. For example, the Optus Energy Assist solution uses smart wireless sensors to monitor energy usage in real time, which can also be analysed securely from the internet. Such IoT applications and the growth of smart cities around the world will need the increased capacity that 5G will provide to enable greater network density and deliver a seamlessly connected society.
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