WiFi is the most important wireless technology we have. Indeed, it currently carries 68% of mobile Internet traffic; by 2022, that will increase to 76%. WiFi has contributed billions to the US economy and promises to change entire industries transforming the way we attend sporting event and concerts, airports, shopping centers, theme parks, public transportation, and on and on.
Whether it’s a new commercial deployment or a new use-case, there is no single week where 5G doesn’t make news headlines. The momentum of this groundbreaking technology is building as well as the expectations among consumers and the industry. As a result, mobile service providers will have to build their services accordingly.
The world’s wireless systems are getting huge upgrades this year and next: 5G cellular is beginning its rollout, with the promise of much faster speeds; and WiFi is getting a big upgrade too, with the release of WiFi 6 devices that will give us not just better speed, but better battery life and reliability.
It is an exciting time in wireless networking. The two most-used wireless technologies in the world are getting an upgrade, and the changes could affect nearly every technology-using human on Earth.
Wi-Fi, or local wireless, is undergoing a major advance, to Wi-Fi 6. Cellular, or mobile networking, is getting upgraded to 5G. These improvements will open new opportunities for businesses and new capabilities for users.
The next big thing in wireless is almost here. 5G mobile technology will soon be available, bringing the promise of compelling new uses cases and capabilities to transform industrial IoT (IIoT). But how will 5G impact networking architecture for industrial environments? Our new white paper, Demystifying 5G in Industrial IoT, takes a deep dive into what you need to know.
When you visit the doctor for your yearly check-up, would you rather:
Sit in a waiting room reading outdated magazines while strangers cough around you?
Virtually connect on your tablet and review your vital trends from a fitness tracking device?
If you chose A, you’re part of a shrinking minority.
Why edge computing is imperative in 5G networks
Previously, we looked at how service providers can make 5G a profitable business. A key part of this is also dependent upon service providers delivering distributed compute power as part of the 5G network itself by hosting thousands of mini data centers at the edge.
The networking field is changing fast. This year, several emerging technologies will fundamentally impact how businesses and their employees connect. The good news is that each technology also represents a solid opportunity to improve some aspect of how a company runs – from network efficiency all the way up to business models.
Touch — one of the 5 senses that humans are blessed to possess. And it’s the most important, in my opinion. Touch gives us a deeper understanding of the beings/things we are feeling, which cannot be fully experienced by sight, smell, hearing or taste.
How service providers can make 5G a profitable business
5G is nearly here. Three carriers have launched commercial 5G services in South Korea, now offering the service to enterprises. The race is on to take advantage of lower latency, higher speeds, greater coverage and massive capacity increases in order to be more responsive, move data faster and connect more sensors and smart devices to the network.