How Will 5G-Enabled Devices And Networks Evolve In 2020

2020-01-08 10:45:17

Despite the remarks by a few cynics, 2019 was a pretty good beginning for 5G-enabled devices and networks. Carriers successfully launched the next-generation connectivity a year early of schedule, with the number of 5G subscribers in South-East Asia surpassing millions. 5G networks will help businesses flourish in the data-driven world and will offer exceedingly high speeds together with never-seen-before data capacity.

The technology is set to be truly expansive and revolutionary, providing a major lift to mobile phone networks, while enabling a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and services. Recently, Intel released a report stating that at least 61 percent of consumers are already enthusiastic about the capabilities of 5G communications, including its capacity and speed.

5G isn't simply another generation of wireless connectivity — it will have an unbelievably wide spectrum and deployment mode, supporting billions of connected gadgets and services across industries. It will enable the advancement and deployment of developing technologies, for example, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and immersive technologies, for example, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Also, it will lay the foundation for the smart cities and the futuristic self-driving vehicles.

Asha Keddy, VP of Technology, Systems Architecture & Client Group at Intel, said: “5G will give rise to a fully-automated and connected society — unlocking human and technological possibility, as well as driving economic and business opportunity.”

“It will resolve the limits between the physical and the digital to provide valuable services and personalized experiences that will test the boundaries of our aggregate thoughts. 5G will take the business beyond communications, merging wireless, computing, and the cloud to build a tech-enabled infrastructure and a versatile marketplace across the globe," she added.

The rollout of 5G networks completely will bring about massive change and enterprises must be prepared. This next-gen connectivity will enable businesses to unleash the capabilities of the cloud, allowing them to gain new insights and deploy new cloud-based applications. This will result in them providing more reliable services to the users.

Several trials and proof-of-concept (PoC) techniques have displayed the evolution of 5G and helped organizations to get ready for its arrival. Two years back, Intel rolled out the world's biggest 5G showcase for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The first-of-its-kind network was developed in collaboration with South Korean communications service provider KT.

The main objective was to fuel a series of captivating sporting experiences at the well-known sporting event. As a major part of the sporting event, Intel also rolled out 5G connectivity in a remote village in South Korea. This PoC project, in partnership with KT and Nokia, showcased the true capability of 5G on how it will benefit individuals living in remote areas across the world. To keep up this theme, the company will also provide 5G connectivity for the forthcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

While telecoms firms possibly face their greatest challenge in the form of easy deployment of 5G, the challenge for the broader business world is to guarantee that they are set up to explore the benefits of the new technology. For 5G to become fully deployed, organizations need to supplant fixed-function equipment with virtualized software-defined networks. Moving to the cloud will be indispensable as 5G depends greatly on virtualization.

The Bottom Line

Undoubtedly, the growth and deployment of 5G will be dramatic and transformative all through 2020: New communication systems will keep on revealing insights over the world, gadgets will turn out to be more widely available, and organizations will keep on validating new medical, industrial, educational, and automotive use cases. Purchasing a 4G-powered smartphone in 2020 won't appear to be senseless, yet in many places, it will appear to be short-sighted — much more than it does today.

All things considered, the performance of 5G connectivity will stay a challenge in the coming months due in equivalent parts to lopsided system buildouts and changes in the numbers of individuals using 5G towers. It is evident that 5G is equipped for delivering about multiple times the speeds than what U.S. 4G smartphone users are habituated with seeing today, yet relying upon where you are and the gadget you pick, the performance difference might be much smaller.

As 5G towers proceed to spread and the advances in radio technology keep on advancing from labs into customer gadgets, the immersive 5G experience will mature. Over the next few years, 5G-enabled phones, wearable gadgets, tablets, laptops, and XR will be mainstream, while 5G farming, automotive, and smart city initiatives will be well in progress. Each will begin with a base degree of 5G implementation, then advance over time. Rationally, you can anticipate that that progress should proceed with frequent advancements throughout the next 10 or so years — just in time for the global rollout of 6G in 2030. While the implementation of 5G won’t take place overnight, 2020 will certainly be the beginning of a new technological era.

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