By: Saurabh Tewari, Director & Chief Technology Officer (Telecom), Dell Technologies, India.
Upgrading to 5G is inevitable; Drive revenue growth and enable network providers to stay ahead of customer demand
As 5G rolls out in India in 2022, we will witness enterprises and network providers seeking use cases to implement 5G in business operations. This will see business use of 5G move out of its nascency and the adoption of advanced features such as Ultra Reliability Low Latency Communications (URLLC) and Massive Machine Type Communicators (mMTC) for faster and better results. The ecosystem will expand to include public cloud providers and new open infrastructure for an Open 5G ecosystem, delivering private 5G networks with more capabilities.
The availability of a faster and more reliable network presents an opportunity for businesses across various sectors to ride the tide for digital growth and boost business productivity. 5G will bring in better connectivity, a promise of quicker digital functions, more flexibility and wider reach, enhanced customer experiences, and easier management of data-driven processes. Capitalizing on these opportunities will help organizations improve their productivity and enable them to save and devote the necessary time for operations that are intrinsic to innovation and business success. With 5G, enterprises will also be able to connect with their customers across wider markets with ease and efficiency.
AIoT will see further momentum
Industrial processes increasingly rely on sensors that collect data and edge computing to provide almost instantaneous insights to actuators that control processes. The convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 will reduce manufacturing costs, improve quality and yields.
Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning (ML) will penetrate newer market segments and enable better, data-driven decisions for businesses. This will result in more precise, real-time, and predictive analytics for better customer experience.
The growth of private 5G networks
Organizations are also realizing the benefits of private 5G networks. These include the flexibility of control over applications and devices; high bandwidth and low latency support for AI and ML use cases involving thousands of endpoints; and a capacity to generate large volumes of data within a single facility. Private 5G networks will be instrumental in tackling the growing demands of edge-based, data-intensive workloads and delivering seamless and simplified solutions for organizations.
5G-enabed transformation across sectors
5G is capable of creating billion-dollar market opportunities across sectors. The flexibility and reliability of 5G will make it the network of choice across industry verticals, but its real potential lies in leveraging the unification of 5G and edge computing to open doors to unlimited technological possibilities. In healthcare, for example, remote surgeries, improved image processing, access to patient reports, and faster data processing will help provide better healthcare facilities and patient treatment across geographies.
5G transformation will not be an overnight or simple upgrade, but a gradual architectural evolution. 5G globally is seen as a game-changer for economies. In India, it is expected to create an impact of more than USD 1 trillion by 2035 and pave the path for a new wave of innovations that can transform communities.