Published Nov 10 2021

Technology

Networks need a technological thrust to shape up the next era where the cloud will play a vital role coupled with futuristic 5G technology and great computing ability within the network. Many cloud-native apps will immensely get a boost, which is much-required ever-than-before with the augmentation of — 5G technology. In this upcoming technology, everything is improved if compared with 4G: whether it is latency, data rate, millimeter-wave spectrums, speed, or IoT device performance. Many mobile app development companies have already sensed the situation, thus had been ready with tailor-made cloud solutions: which will further help its end users to match their level to the 5G standards. The market is also witnessing the growth in the number of mobile companies introducing 5G variant of their mobiles, even though 5G is still not implemented in certain world markets. But this will definitely shape up their market share and a chance to generate revenues. An explanation below helps you to understand, how the research & development in the IT sector is thrusting a new possibility of the industrial cloud era, where an important role will be played by —5G.  

 

One of the prime breakthroughs of 5G technology is the ultimate success of moving the compute strength from a device to the network edge with split rendering, furthermore, the continuous innovation will subsequently change the way, we look at the immersive user interfaces. This infiltration, will in the end permit 5G mobile mixed reality to really become a reality. Many computational stages are involved in fostering new technologies. However, this may be the first step taken by various mobile tech giants in order to measure the demand it can arise once it unfolds into the market, internationally. Initial research suggests that the interactions between the community and cloud infrastructure stacks will have to scale internationally.

 

Importance of — Network Compute Fabric

 

One of the important parts of this whole technical scaffold is — network compute fabric. Now comes the role of the service providers who will take this up further and try to evolve and implement this computing pattern to create the effect which will change the international digital technology scenario and evoke the interest of many who seek, a bright change. The role of service providers, therefore, is very important here to aggressively market the change, it will bring, while the digitalization thing unfolds throughout different parts of the world. In many parts of this world, governments and business tycoons extending their hands to implement this state-of-the-art technology to their native areas.

Are We Witnessing — Fourth Industrial Revolution?

 

 

The engineering — we are seeing today is merely a result of many industrial revolutions, although we are witnessing industrial revolution 4.0, therefore, 5G has a greater role to play here. This era belongs to a high level of connectivity, computation over the edge networks, and acumen to deliver to all environments to quickly deliver the data to different distributed applications. No doubt, the game changer here might be the time, the network is taking to deliver the data packets while doing all the calculations needed to reach the destination. With this advanced technology, the world will definitely take an advanced leap in various segments like cloud computing, mobile devices, IoT platforms, Location detection technologies, advanced human-machine interfaces, authentication, and fraud detection, 3D printing, smart sensors, big data analytics, multilevel customer interaction, and customer profiling, and much anticipated — augmented reality (AR). All of this will shape up in various steps: firstly, digitalization of value chains; secondly, digitalization of product and service offerings; and finally, creating digital business models and laying the foundation for the new era of digital customer access.

 

Role of 5G in Shaping Up Rapidly Evolving Technologies Like XR and AR

 

 

The 5G technology, holds every possible answer in the current times to deliver acumens like increased bandwidth, security and minimal latency time of data packets. The rapidly evolving technologies like extended reality (XR), along with augmented reality (AR), and merged reality (MR) demands high bandwidth to display the results in an efficient manner. The technological benchmarks will always keep on extending to the greater degree in order to take a leap forward in the technology status of the world we know today, and 5G technology is assuring us that it is shaping up — nicely.

 

The architecture[1] discussed in the link here will briefly let you peek inside and know about the splitting of high bandwidth in the XR processing. These are the part of the architecture: the low offload, mid offload, and high offload will act as an automated bottleneck and split the XR processing. The company which has come up with this technology has some more internal findings, which suggests that low offload in this architecture helps in decreasing the device energy consumption by three times, mid offload by four times, and high offload by seven times consecutively. Basically, these play an important role in encoding edge rendered audio and video content into audio and video streams and transmitting them to the target devices over the 5G network with rendering mesh data.  

Industrial Shift to Cloud Services — with Edge Computing

 

 

There is no doubt that the industries which already have the bigger network shares are in a wonderful position today, and ready to adapt to the ever-changing technological world. There were times when traditional connectivity service models acted as a game changer, but now the distributed cloud computing and new emerging cloud infrastructures have opened the gates of opportunities and expanding the enterprise vision to at least test the edge computing. The telecom industry wants to chip in with this latest technology, where intelligent traffic routing inthe network matters a lot.

 

Therefore, a shift to cloud services is on the cards and there will be no looking back once this whole paradigm shift takes its full effect.

 

Key market facts – LTE to 5G

 

 

Although, LTE has a decent world-wide success with a reach over to 62% mobile users, thus resulting into handful of subscriptions globally — 5.8 billion. The tangible technological pathway, which is stretching between 4G/LTE, LTE/Advanced, and 5G market in various world marketplaces, thus, growing by leaps and bounds as more and more scenarios are being witnessed where existing LTE networks have already started integrating with non-standalone 5G systems, at least, to start with. As per the report, at GSA, which is published quarterly, the June 2021 update depicts the dramatic turn of events, where only 38 countries were reported using the 5G technology globally, in contrast to a sharp spike — that is, 58 countries. In one such research published at the same portal and penned down in the form of executive summary, a rise is mentioned there about the announced 5G devices, which now totals to — 991. More precisely, this is a 20.6% increment seen in the last quarter. These devices cover various categories; like enterprise routers, battery operated hotspots, in-vehicle routers, laptops, tablets, USB dongles and many more. By the year 2030, the 5G technology related profits with the enterprise and IoT services will be gigantic. Telecom business tycoons, are already eyeing on the digital consumer services which can even rise to the spectacular figures like USD 131 billion in the next decade. We can say that various players from the telecom and other adjacent industries might be seen competing with each other to make their robust presence felt in the network cloud ecosystem, ultimately all of this will benefit us all in a long term. Lastly, the in-depth analysis of future market trends, highlights the importance of the high-performance network edge and for that a strong essence of developing the network-as-a-platform is — already stacked. 

 

Let’s Summarize

 

 

 

To summarize, we can say that the cloud and 5G will be playing a demanding role to shape up the future. This network voyage will be boosted with the presence of technological advances like network compute fabric, where we are now leveraging the weather which has started bearing the fruits of industrial revolution 4.0, helping us to adapt to the futuristic picture of big data analytics as well as augmented reality (AR). A little glance at the architectural splitting of XR processing will be a helpful insight to clear the inside vision of video and audio transmissions over the network. Furthermore, gripping more firmly the key areas like distributed cloud computing and new emerging cloud infrastructures will be important to tech tycoons for streaming the investments, not to mention it will be — vast and profitable. Finally, the technological transformation is peaking at the right time and in the right direction from LTE to 5G. 

References:

 

  • To explain this architecture, reference has been taken from the following source: https://www.ericsson.com/en/reports-and-papers/ericsson-technology-review/articles/xr-and-5g-extended-reality-at-scale-with-time-critical-communication
  • To draw comparisons, these figures are taken from the following source for the reference: https://gsacom.com/paper/lte-to-5g-june-2021-global-update/#:~:text=success%20with%20over-,5.8%20billion,-subscriptions%2C%20connecting%20over)
  • To draw comparisons, these figures are taken from the following source for the reference: https://gsacom.com/paper/lte-to-5g-june-2021-global-update