As CNN puts it “it’s impossible to avoid 5G at Mobile World Congress”. Diving into this subject and browsing extended discussions available in the online and printed press is extremely interesting, especially for concerned parties.
True, with 5G, many end customers feel entitled to be concerned parties. Their expectations are high and the estimated increase in the quality of services – similar.
However, until having this technology on the market in a viable and affordable form, the telecommunication, software and technology companies involved still have a lot of work to do.
More flexibility for the industries, as well as preparations in advance
Successfully delivering 5G applications requires growing the compute power present in traditional data centers
In view of the extensive transformations to come, network architecture, topology and cloud strategy need reshaping. We found a few relevant clues addressing all, not just the specialists for this post. An RCR Wireless article (see link above), allows the Dell EMC Global CTO to shed some light on the current operations of his company, in view of making 5G available to various businesses. That is, as soon as the main players in the 5G technology resolve the infrastructure-related challenges. Not to leave aside the issues that spring from the lack of standardization and cooperation. When big companies compete with each other too soon in the wake of a new technology, this may be counterproductive. But perhaps the leading-edge tech giants can learn to avoid the mistakes of the past.
With 5G up and ready in terms of functionality, it’s up to the telecommunication entities, the software solution providers and ultimately the industry beneficiaries to turn the brave new world of ubiquitous connectivity into reality.
Timing is of the essence when it comes to business competitors. Hence, the best thing to do while waiting for 5G to be available consists of preparations in advance.
5G will be a leap into a different level, not just a simple step forward
Due to the technological differences it implies
5G is not just an evolution or a faster 4G–it’s a whole new concept and it’s as much of an IT project as a telecom effort
- Dell EMC Global CTO John Roese
Subsequently, the professionals in this field expect to see a new breed of applications emerge. It is about taking advantage of single-digit millisecond latency. Making this possible will completely change the way we meet this particular data demand.
While there are myriads of new possibilities at application level, the solution (or solutions) in terms of network architecture will have to carry the data streams to and from. The aim here is perfection, since the greatness of seamless connectivity cannot exist in a world of glitches and fragmentation.
Operators are adding compute power to existing cellular sites–macro towers and colocation facilities, and third-party providers are standing up edge data centers in proximity to existing fiber-optic lines. In either case, the common denominator is IT infrastructure capable of dynamically supporting a wide variety of workloads that can be flexibly tailored to fit the desired application.
We invite you to find out more about 5G – related virtualization and automation in the source article.
We also want to remind you that our company is part of the 5G enablers’ greater movement, from infrastructure solutions to custom-tailored apps. Contact us for details – we are open for partnerships!