5G Brings Evolutionary Changes to the IoT

5G is the fifth-generation wireless cellular technology standard that promises ground-breaking new capabilities and to unlock the potential of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (XR) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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What does 5G mean for IoT?

Lower Latency

1ms Latency

Higher Capacity

1000X more capacity


10-100X Connected Devices


10-100X Data Rates

What are the Top 5G IoT Use Cases?


Build smart factories with AI, AR, and robotics.

Public Safety

Enhance real-time video, secure communications and media sharing.

Supply Chain Management

Expand use of IoT sensors to increase production, streamline processes, and reduce costs.


Introduce new capabilities such as high-definition streaming and virtual reality.

Why Sierra?

Sierra Wireless has almost 30 years experience as a global leader in IoT.

Sierra Wireless has a successful track record of pioneering wireless innovations such as the world’s first multi-network 5G vehicle router, and is committed to delivering new 5G solutions to support network rollouts.

5G Modules

The EM91 Series and EM92 are 5G M.2 modules, supporting Sub-6 GHz, mmWave, and LTE technologies, and Sub-6 GHz and LTE technologies respectively. They support the latest 3GPP Release 15 and 16 standards. Enabling new 5G performance capabilities in industrial infrastructure, networking and other demanding broadband applications.

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5G Routers

Sierra Wireless has introduced our highest performing router yet! The XR series is 5G, WiFi 6 and LTE-Pro capable and can deliver download speeds up to 4.14 Gbps. The XR series ensures you stay connected on today’s and future networks.

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5G for IoT: Designing Today & Preparing for Tomorrow

5G is arriving in waves and opening up new IoT applications that require high capacity, performance, and low latency.

This webinar provides the evolution, current status and future of 5G for IoT and how 5G technology enhancements will help you find the right fit for your product design.

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White Paper

Thinking of Upgrading to a 5G Router?

As 5G begins to roll out, the promise of faster speeds, lower latency, and increased spectrum efficiency is becoming real. To get the full benefit of 5G, the upgrade path from a 4G to a 5G router involves more than just swapping out the 4G modem of an existing 4G router.

This whitepaper identifies six things to consider when upgrading to 5G so you can experience the full benefits of 5G while maximizing the return on your router investment.

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