Indonesia is among the nations that are miles ahead of other nations using the internet of things (IoT). This growth became rapid, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, because many opted to use internet devices to access items and services.
The micro, small, and medium-sized organizations (UMKM) industry benefited greatly from the IoT during the pandemic's peak. So, in this article, we’ll cover all about Indonesia’s IoT growth in 2022 and how IoT helped the UMKM sector in 2022.
IoT growth in Indonesia 2022
In 2022, the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) is under fast and massive growth. It's a statement made by Teguh Prasetya, the chairman of the Indonesian IoT Association (ASIOTI), during 'The 4th IoT Creation' press conference. Also, the chairman added that the growth tends to rise above 10% every year, which is a positive sign.
Indonesia's IoT growth comes because of smart homes and smartphones. Smart homes increase the usage of smart devices by huge numbers yearly. Expect that in every house, there are at least five devices to help it function well. As the number of people who use smartphones keeps growing, the more the IoT keeps improving.
Remember, smartphones and homes need a stable connection to work. They need a stable network like Wi-Fi, which has turned from Vesi 5 to 6. Most service providers and users have shifted from 3G to 4G and 5G in 2022, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Such fantastic features keep making the IoT grow to greater heights in 2022, especially the 5G network, because it will spread more in the nation.
How IoT helped UMKM in Indonesia amid the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people and companies to focus on digital solutions to avoid getting the dreaded coronavirus. Most UMKMs chose the IoT way to sell their goods and services. Here is how the IoT helped the UMKM during the pandemic.
With artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing, most businesses keep their client's data safe from cyber security attacks. Many people opted for online shopping during the pandemic, which placed them at a higher risk of losing much on the internet. So, the service providers relied much on the IoT, AI, and cloud to ensure everything was well.
Also, the IoT has improved the relationship between buyers and businesses through search engines. During the pandemic, most buyers didn't rely much on sellers to get information about some products. It's easy to get the details on the internet and make a quick choice to get the item or not. Clients could complete their transactions fast enough in the comfort of their homes.
Today, the IoT has brought about much positive change in Indonesia's business world since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. IoT will keep growing and improving because of many developments in the IT sector, like the use of more smartphone devices and faster networks like the 5G. Businesses in the UMKM sector gained many profits and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic because of IoT. So, today and in the future, you should expect the IoT to be the next trend in Indonesia’s IT sector.
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