Network of Networks

We are at a pivotal moment in the telecom industry. 5G will bring significant data demand on the networks, as well as new use cases. New spectrums, mm-Wave, Massive MIMO, point to exponential data growth, about five times current levels in the next few years.
With many of these applications requiring low latency and increased data volume, the future network must be highly decentralized. 5G Networks need a very different edge-centric architecture. There will be several small and private networks, and these networks will integrate with large MNO networks creating a “Network of Networks.” 5G opens up many use cases that were earlier not practical.
Service providers are transforming their networks to support advanced computing capabilities and advancing their connectivity infrastructure to be very distributed. The connectivity should work across different clouds, i.e., private, public as well as various cloud providers. The demand for next-generation applications will also test network operators’ ability to handle high traffic volumes and provide a seamless service experience.

Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) uses intelligent digital technologies to transform traditional manufacturing and other industrial practices. It brings in automation by integrating machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and the internet of things (IoT), leading to intelligent machines that can analyze and diagnose issues without human intervention.

Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality

5G’s promise of bringing low latency and high throughput opens the field of AR/VR. This technology needs a large amount of data crunching, and performing it in an Edge location nearest to the user will bring the required responsiveness. The immersive nature of this technology will revolutionize the fields of education, healthcare, and entertainment.

Connected Vehicles (V2X)

Connected and autonomous vehicles are the future of the automotive industry. V2X (vehicle to everything) communication will communicate real-time data that will help avoid accidents. Vehicles can also access real-time traffic data and high-definition maps, which will be essential for future self-driving vehicles. Lesser traffic congestion and environmental impact are other important benefits.