When you’re gaming or enjoying a movie over the web, latency (experienced as lag) can be annoying. When performing an operation, latency can be catastrophic. Fortunately, next generation connectivity solves that problem and opens up new possibilities in the delivery of medical care.
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In preparation for the 5G data onslaught, content delivery players – industry stalwarts such as Akamai and growing players such as Fastly – are designing scalable solutions powered by strategic edge Points of Presence (PoPs) to enable the seamless distribution of rich media content to the end users.
5G’s initial effects will be most noticeable in technologies like medical robots and autonomous vehicles, it’s clear that 5G will positively – and significantly – disrupt enterprises and organizations leveraging latency-dependent technologies to analyze data in real time and deliver content instantaneously.
Analysts agree 5G will significantly increase bandwidth and open up vast opportunities for businesses that do more than just dip in a toe to test the waters. But right now, enterprises in all industries are massing on 5G shores, anxiously eyeing one another to see who will be among the first to take the 5G plunge.
As 5G wireless spreads across the nation, eliminating lag time and increasing bandwidth, car manufacturers are looking to develop 5G-enabled car models that meet heightening demands for on-the-road connectivity, paving the way for the official rollout of autonomous vehicles.
Considered one of the world’s most connected smart cities, Kansas City has proven its commitment to providing residents and visitors with top-notch, innovative technologies that improve everyday experiences. As 5G continues to roll out in Kansas City, the new wireless network will propel the developing smart city to the next level.
5G promises a massive increase in bandwidth, faster speeds and lower latency, but enterprises will need to bolster their edge infrastructure strategy to support it.
The rollout of 5G presents an enormous opportunity for industrial organizations to innovate beyond what can be supported by today’s 4G network, and deliver unprecedented value to employees and customers. As the number of connected devices continues to grow, and expectations for rapid data transmission continue to rise, industrial enterprises will need to limit the distance between the data source and the end user.
For the city of Houston, and ultimately the rest of the country, 5G will radically change the way consumers and businesses access the internet, which means IT delivery methods will shift toward systems that provide increased bandwidth and performance, and local compute and network power.