The revolution of Internet of Things, 5G, Blockchain and Big Data is here and there are many benefits that it can provide to citizens, companies and the planet in the form of energy savings. Its applications are almost endless and opportunities are now opening up for companies to explore and learn how to take advantage of all the possibilities with the help of technology partners, such as Telefónica Tech,
According to the Director of Solutions and Services at Telefónica Tech, Carlos Martinez MigueloThe company, part of the Telefónica Group, provides new technologies to companies and public administrations “to help you change“, such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain or Cyber Security. Some concepts, although they may seem distant, are already here and will allow our environment to be more sustainable and efficient.
As an example of the application of these technologies, Martinez explains the changes that cities are going through and the way they are reducing the use of resources and their environmental impact thanks to technology. is an example smart lighting Which allows the lighting to be rationalized to suit the weather or traffic. have another adoption smart irrigation systemIs able to take data on soil quality or plant needs and even “predict failures before they happen”, resulting in water savings.
“City, being smart, They will be more durable and welcomingReflects the expert, who points out that 5G networks, IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data are already transforming a key sector for Spain, which Turismo, “The data is being used very intensively” in this area. He cites mobile phone data as an example, which allows it to anonymously know how many visitors are there, where they come from or how long they have lived, something that may affect transportation, health or waste. of “providing more customized services”. management. The technology, he underlines, allows for “improving the visitor experience.”
Buildings also benefit from the Internet of Things: a intelligent building It is able to hear and see what is happening to make decisions such as raising the temperature, turning off the lights, etc., improving both efficiency and the experience of its occupants. But the advantages are not limited to the city: 5G networks will allow factory connected, able to optimize production capacity at any time, as well as agriculture And this smart farmingWhich help in making better decisions to optimize production using satellite, moisture or soil quality data.
Finally, one of the areas to benefit the most from this type of technology is transportation, “Mobility management is another area that is undergoing rapid change. The installation of Internet of Things sensors in vehicles makes it possible to know the routes followed by the vehicle and the consumption done, which allows it to control driving habits. says Martinez, which explains how by analyzing the data collected and applying artificial intelligence, companies can generate recommendations on routes, improve the driving of their employees, and thus fuel and can save emissions. Data analysis also makes it possible to know when it is appropriate to replace a conventional vehicle with an electric one and when and where to recharge.