When you think about the marketplace advantages of 5G, think eMBB. Compared to the current generation of wireless, it’s a vision of 100x traffic capacity and 10x experienced throughput, with 1/10th the latency (*) .
(*) Latency is the delay between sending and receiving information. 4G latency is 200 milliseconds, not far off the 250 milliseconds it takes for humans to react to visual stimuli. The 5G latency rate is significantly lower: at just 1 millisecond .
- Autonomous vehicles
- Remote surgeries
- Remote “touch” using haptic capabilities
- Enhanced VR and gaming experiences
- Precision drone control and high-definition video
While 5G promises to deliver new levels of performance connecting people, places, and ‘things,’ the transition to a fully native 5G experience still has some hurdles to overcome. Infrastructure cost, 5G-ready devices, and the security of 5G networks are currently the most pressing. A 2019 report by AT&T on the state of 5G security readiness found that enterprises are significantly behind on expanding their virtualization and software-defined networking capabilities, and security.
Below are a few concluding near-term milestones predicted by the growth of 5G. Included are links for additional information from Tech Data — resources to help you plan your success journey along the 5G superhighway.
The Internet of Things is quickly becoming the Internet of Everything- including behaviors. The collection and use of data to drive behaviors is called the Internet of Behavior (IoB) . As organizations increase the amount of data they capture and how they combine and use it, the IoB will continue to affect how organizations interact with people. Click here to learn about Tech Data’s IoT solutions and how they can simplify IoT for your team and your clients.
By 2025, edge computing is expected to comprise 75 percent of all enterprise-generated data (Gartner) . This expansion -at just 10% in 2018- underscores the changing nature of work, and the changing nature of the workplace. Tech Data’s Edge solutions team can help your customers reduce costs, digitize their workplace and manage the cultural shift. to find out more. Click here
5G technology will bring substantial improvements to the cloud computing world. The future of mobile cloud applications -from healthcare to banking and beyond- will see it become more efficient and widely used with the widespread rollout of 5G technology. Tech Data has the tools, resources and people to simplify the delivery of cloud solutions to IT solution providers. to explore the company’s suite of cloud enablement solutions. Click here
Data centers will require significant changes to accommodate and enable 5G. Because AI and machine learning are table stakes for the vast amount of data being processed on the edge, there will be a shift from cloud-scale data centers towards localized, low-latency services (Datacenterdynamics.com) . With more than 5o years of solutions expertise, Tech Data helps channel partners deliver a broad range of proven and efficient data center technologies to their clients. to find out more. Click here
A survey of 704 cybersecurity professionals from around the globe revealed that only 16% have started preparing for the mainstream wave of 5G deployments (AT&T 2019 Cybersecurity Report) . With so many seemingly unprepared, Tech Data’s resources can help partners step up with solutions to thwart attacks and keep customers safe. Tech Data’s technology, services and enablement solutions, along with its security portfolio and world class Cyber Range, helps customers understand the growing threat from bad actors looking to steal information and cause harm. to find out how Tech Data can help. Click here
To be part of 5G’s success tomorrow, start preparing today
Every aspect of life, from medical to manufacturing, to gaming and travel will be infused with 5G-enabled functionality. The steady proliferation of virtual reality, augmented reality, AI, and machine learning, will educate, enable, transport and support us. 5G’s infrastructure is still in its infancy and some of this is underway, but the revolutionary impact is something we have yet to realize.
As the saying goes, “preparation is the key to success.” Tech Data’s leadership in the IT ecosystem and its end-to-end portfolio of solution, help partners prepare and unlock growth for the future. Contact us at techdata.com or click on any of the links above for more information.