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Five Billionth Device will be Connected to the Internet Soon

Written on August 23, 2010 by R. Cruise

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Believe it or not, this month, the Internet will welcome its five billionth device.

To tell you the truth, there is really an entity which keep tracks of the workings of the .  It is referred to as the .

So what’s the fuss? According to IMS, the five billionth device is set to be plugged to the Internet any time this month.

To take you further on this big scale network, one billion out of this five billion devices are computers. Other devices taking up the remaining billions are smartphones, TVs, and cameras. Moreover, IMS predicts more growth in the coming years.

IMS president Ian Weightman said in a statement:

“This has the potential to go way beyond industrial applications to encompass such applications as increasingly sophisticated smart grids, networked security cameras and sensors, connected home appliances and HVAC equipment, and ITS infrastructure for traffic and parking management.”

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