For so long, 5G has been a far-off concept, surrounded by buzz words and quite frankly, confusion. Now, we’re beginning to move beyond the hype, to concrete action: In the UK, BT was the first to launch, with commercial 5G services on EE’s network in six UK cities announced on May 30. It will soon be followed by Vodafone on July 3. Of course, other networks won’t be far behind.
Today, the rise of mobile video streaming and rich content is pushing 4G technology to its limits, and now the Hong Kong government is already promoting and facilitating the development of 5G ahead of its planned launch in 2021.
The 5G era is coming, and companies can rely on an important ally to help them get the most this technology can provide: interconnection, which is the exchange of private traffic between companies, providing faster, safer connectivity with less latency and greater bandwidth. With the advancement of 5G, this type of platform will allow companies to continually access network and cloud ecosystems, regardless of their size, providing more revenue opportunitie
If you’ve been involved in IT management in any way during the past ten years, you’ve no doubt noticed network architecture is being transformed. It’s trending toward a decentralized model where enterprises increasingly rely on a variety of IT and connectivity providers for network infrastructure and management.
Can you really compare network speed with network bandwidth? Though interrelated, they are two very different things. While network speed measures the transfer rate of data from a source system to a destination system, network bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred per second (“the size of the pipe”). Combine the two, and you have what is known as network throughput.
AR is transforming the way different verticals work. With interconnection, the potential of AR can be fully unlocked to further enhance customer experience and offer more benefits to enterprises in the digital era.
Technology trends come and go. Some are successful while others fade away, but ultimately how can enterprises benefit from these technologies in today’s digital world? In this ‘Interconnection x Hot Tech’ blog series, we will examine the hottest technology trends in Asia-Pacific, and how their applications across different verticals is set to change the way we live. Today, let’s first explore the field of mobile communications and anticipated impact of 5G.
As 5G is capable of transmitting petabytes of data, it is more cost-effective for network operators when handling these large volumes of traffic to deploy centralized C-RANs, in addition to improving network performance via low-latency connections.
With the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) conference looming, it is an important time to see what trends are evolving across the digital landscape. The buzzword phrase this year is the “internet of things” (IoT). IoT is contributing to digital disruption globally and across industries, revolutionising the transportation industry.
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.