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Futurist: The Value of 5g, Now!

Let's walk through three fast scenarios where 5g can help you now!

Let's walk through three fast scenarios where 5g can help you now!

5g brings low latency network, no one ever wrote an application for a computer planning on latency being there!

In my Futurist columns, I often look ahead. Two, sometimes three years in the future. Today I want to talk about something that is here and now. The reality of the fifth-generation cellular network or 5g. 5g represents the evolution of the cellular network that has been going on since the first introduction of cell phones many years ago. The first cell phones were limited to sending and receiving cellular calls only. You are also very limited by the same network using. That was what was called 1G. Then, G and 3G introduced additional data services and digital signals. 4G brought even more bandwidth, and of course, 5G has a tremendous amount of bandwidth, but the interesting thing is 5G also offers lower latency. People always ask me how long it will take developers to develop solutions and systems that operate with the lower latency of 5G. The reality is that every developer ever built latency into an application. Most applications take immediate advantage of a lower latency network. Today's article focuses on what is coming for fifth-generation cellular networks.

The first big initial explosion is, of course, more reliable handset connectivity. With the 5G network, your cell phone has a better connection. You can send and receive more information by taking advantage of the lower latency and using 5G in conjunction with the GPS on your phone, able to drive or deliver the concept of ultra-precise location. With 5g, you get significantly increased and more precise location details. So the first thing is 5G, as 4G did before; it improves the quality of the cellular device in your pocket.

The second big area is the area of what is called edge computing. Edge computing is more challenging to define initially. The easiest definition is that edge computing represents non-data center technology implementations that may be on your or your partners' networks. That is a straightforward answer and definition. But in the long term, edge computing is so much more than that. Edge computing represents moving computing and storage assets from the data center out to the very right off the bat that should scream, oh, danger warning, to borrow from lost space. A new security paradigm is required if you move assets to places they haven't been before. That's where the concept of a private 5G network gives value to customers deploying assets on yet. A private 5G network connected to an edge device only allows those users with IMEI recognized by the private 5G network to connect to the edge resources. It is a form of security by simply not allowing anybody else to join. For example, if your company has a Wi-Fi network and somebody gets the SS ID of your Wi-Fi network given time, they can crack it. A physical IMEI requires much more work to hack or penetrate that network.

The power of 5g increases the power of your cellphone. But more is coming...

The last thing I talked about many times is that with 5G, you can now have a good network connection in your home for small and large businesses. A secondary and tertiary network doesn't require wires. It's wireless. That means you can create digital enclaves anywhere you need to. You can take your 5G pot, and as long as it sees the tower, you can get ubiquitous 5G access. Better; pretty good clip, anyway. So in the future, you can see the ability to take your network with you. Wherever you go, if your network goes. 5G has rolled out to 35, 40% of the handsets in the US. That number is going to continue to go up, not down.

What I have detailed so far is the art of the possible, what you do today. The power of 5G is it's available today. The other power, 5G, will come in the future. When you look to tomorrow, the capabilities of 5G to the organizational network are tremendous. The powers the 5G will bring to the home user are tremendous. The three I've listed that I could list 25 more will truly change how people interact with their cellular networks.

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