When 5G rolls out, businesses and individuals can look forward to much higher bandwidth, much lower latency, and significantly increased connection density compared to 4G.

Within the rollout is the opportunity for higher-performance Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures.

In order to address the question of data volumes, data centers must turn to edge data centers.

While 5G encourages a growth in high-density edge sensor arrays, it creates a need to process the increased volumes of data they generate.

The high data volume would significantly stretch today’s long-haul networks.

Edge computing makes more sense: Process raw data in a local data center, and only transmit processed results over distance.

How the pandemic has accelerated the value chain for 5G

COVID-19 and the pandemic have completely changed the work environment in 2020. But we will continue to see the effects for years to come.

Business shifts from office-centered environments to mandatory work-from-home scenarios have forced industries to expedite technology plans.

Having the data center closer to the user allows for higher productivity, efficiency, cost savings and customer experience. Intel estimates that by 2035, 5G economic output will reach $10 trillion.

We’re already seeing these benefits due to the increase in work-from-home employees. For example, in the healthcare industry, providers are able to utilize edge data centers even now, as telehealth consulting has greatly increased during the pandemic.

Edge computing brings IT and cloud-based services closer to end users

The Telecommunications Industry Association estimates that the global market for edge data centers is projected to triple over the next five years with 50% of enterprise-generated data expected to be created and processed outside of traditional centralized data centers.

Edge data processing will use localized computing, storage and analytics to support next-generation 5G and smart building/smart city IoT and IIoT technologies such as:

  • Self-driving vehicles, smart traffic systems
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication
  • Enhanced e-commerce, gaming and video streaming
  • Advanced telemedicine, smart grids, remote resource monitoring and location services.

FIBERTOWN users can utilize both edge data processing and cloud-based IT services to give end customers the bandwidth, latency and connectivity they are searching for in the future with 5G.

FIBERTOWN COVID-19 response and free services

We want to do everything possible to help your business during the pandemic.

We are also committed to keeping the health of our personnel, customers and others a top priority. Read more here about our precautionary COVID-19 response measures.

With the significant rise in positive COVID-19 test results in recent weeks, FIBERTOWN is now extending our offer of free on-site hands and eyes service until December 31, 2020.

You can utilize our FIBERTOWN personnel as an extension of your own team — stay safe and we’ll do everything here for you.

Learn more about how 5G and edge computing helps your business when you contact us today.

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