5G networks are expected to be at least 100 times faster than current 4G networks and cut latency to less than one-thousandth of a second. The Consumer Technology Association notes that at this speed, you could download a two-hour movie in just 3.6 seconds, versus 6 minutes on 4G or 26 hours on 3G.
The data center landscape is undergoing radical changes. To compete in this rapidly evolving digital economy, organizations are moving workloads to the cloud, tapping into ecosystems of partners and leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver faster and better digital experiences. These trends are reshaping the underlying infrastructure. No longer centralized, data centers are rapidly becoming distributed and intelligent to manage these increasingly complex workloads.
Cisco estimates that 5G connections will grow more than 1,000 percent, from 2.3 million in 2020 to over 25 million in 2021, mainly with edge devices, and is expected to drive very high traffic volumes — 4.7 times more than the average 4G connection by 2021.
What does the digital edge have to do with payments? The answer lies in the fact that the world has gone digital, which is changing almost every aspect of how payments are processed. The digital edge is enabling payment providers to connect to their customers where they are, to deliver services that are fast and secure.
Planning for the IoT: How the right upfront decisions can mean better performance, scalability and security
While security is a hot topic for the architects of IoT devices and applications, good IoT infrastructure planning shouldn’t stop there, and should also include best practices for IoT interconnection at the digital edge.
At Mobile World Congress 2017 there is a lot of buzz around the massive amounts and types of data that mobile devices will be adding to the deluge of big data traffic that is already traveling over today’s enterprise networks.
The auto industry is gathering at the North American Auto Show in Detroit this week, after making a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. For years, we’ve been hearing about the car’s transformation to a “smartphone on four wheels,” and judging by what’s been on display in Detroit and Las Vegas, cars with the capabilities of a smartphone are the least of what’s ahead.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show that wrapped up in Las Vegas last week is widely known by its initials, CES, but Time.com suggests the 2017 version could easily have been known as “The IoT Show.” Why? “Just about any product shown will have some form of connectivity.”
Projections about how many “things” will be in the Internet of Things by 2020 vary, from 21 billion (Gartner), to 24 billion (Business Insider) to 28 billion (IDC). But even on the low end of that, there will be roughly three “connected things” for every person on earth.
For those of us immersed in the digital payments industry, how people pay for things is often far more intriguing than what they’re actually buying. And it just keeps getting more interesting.