Internet of things mobile connections will double by 2026

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In 2026, the number of internet of things (IoT) mobile connections worldwide will more than double from 2021. The markets that are driving growth include China, Western Europe, and North America.

Beyond the chart: IoT enables everyday items, such as kitchen appliances and medical devices, to digitally collect and send data. 5G is a major factor in this surge, providing them faster broadband and better machine-to-machine interaction. As 5G expands to more regions, so will usage of IoT, which will also bring enhanced security in places such as hospitals and the home.

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