Speed is the need of the digital age. “5G” is all set to gear us up with more swiftness and transform every sector. The telecommunications company took a big leap when we heard about the patch up of the 5G tech with chip manufacturer Qualcomm to launch a mobile 5G network by the first half of 2019.
As 5G accelerates ahead, it is very obvious that there would also be a revolutionary impact on businesses, connectivity, and the cloud. Beyond 4G, the next gen wireless networks should deliver the best that cloud can offer. Here are some of the aspects of how faster internet speed shall alter businesses that have adopted cloud.
5G & Cloud Computing
When we talk about speed and technological advancements, cloud computing is something that comes into picture. The most immediate impact of 5G would be seen on cloud. Most organisations today use cloud computing to carry out business operations efficiently. Without internet, the DC’s will be useless. Good and reliable connections are the main point for many businesses while selecting a hosting provider.
Besides technological advancements, a business will always choose a hosting provider on the basis of connectivity. There must be an optimal mix of parameters like availability, latency (delay), bandwidth, and price. So, connectivity is an important aspect to transfer data. This is the main reason why private connections are most preferred over public services and applications in the cloud. With fast internet connections, a data centre can deliver the services it is designed to in the promptest possible time.
Connectivity between Enterprise Environments and Data Centres
Ability to guarantee continuity, globalisation, load-balancing requirements, etc. are some of the good reasons for a company to get involved with many data centres. These reasons give higher redundancy or duplication of all system components that lets you minimise the downtime or single point of failure. Interestingly, connectivity which is the main aspect here is often ignored. So, it is important for enterprises to invest in a reliable cloud computing technology as well as take sound decision regarding connectivity to keep up the uninterrupted service.
IoT & Cloud
A limitation of current communication is latency. Faster, more reliable communication with 5G promises greater communications reliability. Enhanced connectivity with 5G shall boost up IoT too. One of the most dramatic embodiments of this increased connectivity will be connected cars. Everything from smartphones to wearables to smart homes and even smart cities will get a boost. 5G will also pave a way for Artificial intelligence services.
By 2023, two-thirds of passenger vehicles sold will be connected, paving the way for autonomous car sales to rise from 600,000 in 2025 to 21 million annually by 2035, IHS Markit projects.
By accelerating and improving communication, enhancing connectivity, and fuelling the economy, 5G will leave a deep and long-term impact on society. As the age of 5G is getting closer, we can expect to see dramatic developments in innovation emerging from this remarkable new technology.