The Importance of 5G for Smart Cities and Smart Surveillance

+ more

With 5G networks slowly making their way across the world, engineers and city leaders are looking for ways to use this new technology for the benefit of all. One especially important conversation taking place right now is 5G’s place in smart surveillance and smart cities.

To offer his expertise on the topic, Rickard Barrefelt, Senior FAE Manager, EMEAI and IoT Sales Champion at TE Connectivity, joined host Tyler Kern on the Connected World podcast. Barrefelt first started as an industrial designer and developer at the company, then dove into the electronics market as an FAE, where he became a regional manager and IoT Champion soon after.

“The goal of 5G is to reduce device latency to one millisecond in order to use these communication types for actions like remote steering and remote surgery that need to adapt in real-time to what they see and feel,” Barrefelt said. He then explained that 5G connectivity will become crucial for smart cities that use outdoor smart surveillance and use information gathered from those devices to act on things that are happening.

Barrefelt also stressed the importance of looking at 5G networks as a whole, rather than only focusing on end devices like streetlights and surveillance cameras.

“The ecosystem behind 5G is critically important to meet the requirements of the consumers on the device side,” he said. “It’s important to take this into consideration when you’re planning how you’re going to build out the infrastructure of a city.”

Subscribe to the Connected World podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify for insights from engineering thought leaders and our take on the latest technology trends.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook –
LinkedIn –


Distributed Baggage Handling Systems Are the Future of Efficiency and Accuracy
June 14, 2021
When it comes to baggage handling systems (BHS) for airports, efficiency and accuracy are everything. The whole system needs to run on time, and any fault in operations can lead to downtime. Traditionally, airports Read more
The Challenges – and Benefits – of Environmental Compliance In Retail and Logistics
June 14, 2021
When it comes to environmental compliance, regulations continue to get more strict as companies and industries work to reduce their environmental impact. For retail and logistics applications, the intricacies Read more
Enhancing Your Visuals with Full-Chrominance Broadcast Video Cameras with Gina Thompson
June 14, 2021
The latest advances in broadcasting technology allow teams to create fully-virtual sets for their anchors. However, the biggest issue with virtual sets lay in their artificiality. But with the Read more