Fifth-generation wireless is here and is expected to wipe out about 20% of all mobile traffic, equivalent to one billion subscribers by 2023.
5G is set to change connections for everyone, bringing unprecedented speed and reliability, up to 100 gigabits per second per device and a delay of up to 1 millisecond! Such massive growth and development continues to point to the changes that 5G will bring to other parallel industries.
In the cloud computing industry, 5G is creating new cloud-based applications and opportunities that are impossible with current network connections. Every organization uses cloud services regardless of the size of the company, either for operations or customer-provided services, or both. With increased 5G speeds, cloud services are delivered faster and more efficiently.
Cloud of objects on the Internet
In addition, the lower latency around 5G promises more advanced IoT platforms and the creation of new business models around it. The combination of cloud computing and 5G connectivity offers a significant improvement in flexibility, functionality and capacity. The services provided by the mobile operator’s IoT services take advantage of these advantages and therefore offer more competitive services that are not compared by non-mobile IoT providers.
Cloud services everywhere
In addition, existing urban areas and long-term businesses will benefit from the 5G revolution, but also rural areas with poor Internet access. Those of us who sign up for our 200Mbps networks take connectivity for granted, but those without broadband will find cloud services for the first time in the world when 5G starts. Here, augmented reality, big data and edge computing are really on the rise. In addition, edge counting brings 5G to several places.
There are organizations in less populated areas where, although IaaS use suffers from high data latency because there is no proper connection within their territory. The reduction in speed and delay promised by 5G also promises greater connectivity to remote areas. Therefore, 5G will connect remote areas and eliminate bandwidth deserts, freeing up business in those areas to now take advantage of cloud services and thrive.
Reaching mobile customers
The difference in service speed can be seen from applications such as mobile banking to unified communications services. We are seeing that mobile cloud applications from healthcare to banking will increase and become more efficient after the widespread adoption of 5G technology. These applications are meant to see their full potential, such as faster and smoother transfer. The increased computing and data transfer between machines offered by 5G provide easy access to virtual machines via mobile devices. This further facilitates flexible teleworking opportunities.
The popularity of hybrid clouds
Businesses are questioning the transition to the public cloud because they are often skeptical about its security. And given the current latency, they don’t choose to store data on-site when performing regular operations in the public cloud. If the lack of latency provided by 5G is now believed, moving to a public cloud service for operational purposes while maintaining data on site looks like a win-win solution for businesses. This hybrid cloud strategy not only gives users complete control, but also allows them to benefit from the scalability of the public cloud. So everyone on the fence is moving to a public cloud, go!
It will be exciting to see where this breakthrough takes us by dynamically but securely connecting decentralized infrastructure and digital ecosystems globally. For many companies, 5G could not have come quickly enough.
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