5G UWB Opportunities And Risks | Avast

5G UWB Opportunities And Risks | Avast
Filip Chytrý, 14 January 2021

While 5G UWB allows businesses to create new technologies, they must also support security and privacy

As we embark on a new orbit around the sun, many of us have high hopes for a brighter year in 2021 than 2020 offered. In the world of technology, there is some validity to that statement as major network operators across the globe race to provide true 5G Ultra Wideband (UWB) service to their customers — the value of 5G in the global economy is estimated to pass $11 trillion by 2026.
The improved capabilities that 5G UWB offers, such as higher data throughput, ultra-low latency, increased reliability and ubiquitous connectivity, create new possibilities for the development of complex IoT product environments that involve increasingly interdependent decision-making between multiple service, software, and hardware providers with little to no room for disruption.
While 5G creates new opportunities for businesses to innovate, it also raises the costs for businesses to secure and protect their new products and services from malicious security threats.
How will 5G UWB change the world we live in today?
Not only will 5G UWB’s hyperconnectivity enhance the daily lives of many, it will also play a transformative role in establishing a new higher standard of living. As throughput, reliability, latency, and connectivity reach new heights, we will start to see traditional technology for everyday applications become increasingly replaced or enhanced by a new generation of 5G-enabled applications. Innovation for new connected IoT applications will be incentivized to lean towards highly complex and interdependent product environments composed of providers that specialize in lower-cost and higher-efficiency components of functionality.
5G UWB risks from interdependencies within product environments 
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