For IoT to work properly, establishing a sound telecommunication network is the first step, which is why the focus on increasing the penetration of 5G in the region is high. This is encouraging an increasing number of start-ups to enter the region and work on the advancement of 5G. Once in place, the high-speed internet connection and IoT technology are expected to result in considerable progress in the setting up of smart cities in the region, which would drastically change the way resources are consumed.
Building and home automation, government, manufacturing and automotive, energy and utilities, retail, healthcare and hospitality, agriculture, logistics and transport, telecom, banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI), education, media and entertainment, and almost every other industry in the continent is using IoT for some or the other purpose. Among these, the manufacturing and automotive sector currently uses this technology the most, majorly for quality and maintenance control, predictive analysis, and reducing cost and time of machine assessment, maintenance, and configuration.