I'd been hearing a lot about 5G recently from a few people I know, and one of the frequent claims that I heard was, "5G is going to be such a great help for the Internet of Things!"
I may be a hopeless cynic, but I began to wonder, just why would this be the case? After all, the majority of IoT doesn't involve the transfer of huge amounts of data. Furthermore, it doesn't seem like an extra second or two of delay will make a lot of difference for your smart washing machine or even your lights. Hey, they already seem fast enough to me.
So why would 5G be a plus for the Internet of Things?