Ultra-fast 5G, better, smaller and ever-cheaper sensors, artificial intelligence: These developments mean that the Internet of Things (IoT) is making its way into more and more areas of our lives. In 2021, there are already more than 11 billion IoT devices worldwide – and by 2025, there are expected to be more than 21 billion. That's more than twice as many devices as there will be people living on the planet at that time.
The increasing connectivity goes far beyond applications for refrigerators, security cameras, or pets. Increasingly, Internet-of-Things technologies are also being used in the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and logistics sector, the automotive industry, and in retail. The Internet of Things is thus penetrating highly relevant and even critical areas of our society. Accordingly, solutions must be both highly reliable and smart.