Edge computing reduces the latency between a device and service where latency is the roundtrip time between two systems over a network. While reducing latency is one of the its main benefits, edge computing has other benefits that will be exposed as 5G use cases are discussed.
5G, the fifth-generation cellular network, will be a key enabler of many emerging technologies. Smart cities, smart factories, autonomous vehicles and many other tech targets will all depend on 5G. But as wonderful as it will be, 5G comes with a whole slew of design challenges. Industry veteran Fram Akiki explains the benefits and design challenges of 5G.
China might be crushing it in 5G, but the rapid rollout is also widening its digital divide. According to the latest MIIT figures, Chinese operators have deployed 480,000 5G base stations – that’s at least twice as much as the rest of the world combined.
But these base stations serve a tiny proportion of potential users. Shenzhen has 45,000, Beijing 44,000 and Shanghai 56,000. In other words, 30% of China’s base station population serves 4% of its human population.
This webinar gives data center managers some key cabling strategies to manage multiple waves of 5G — helping ensure next-generation coverage for billions of devices. Topics include the three phases of 5G deployment, data processing at the edge to reduce latency, and centralized data centers to support the workloads generated by 5G.
Cloudlets, or mini-clouds, are starting to roll out closer to the sources of data in an effort to reduce latency and improve overall processing performance. But as this approach gains steam, it also is creating some new challenges involving data distribution, storage and security.
Technological innovations in the optoelectronics sector, increasing use of electronic gadgets and rising demand for power-efficient devices are the major factors which are driving the growth in the Global Optoelectronics Market.
Capitalizing on growth in 5G technology and with support from state and local officials, a startup company called viaPhoton has opened a fiber-optics factory in Aurora, where it is hiring 30 people and hopes to add another 200 employees in three to five years.
CEO Baber Abbas said the company will supply data centers and mobile communications companies throughout the Midwest. Its presence here will help Illinois expand access to 5G services statewide.
Do you know 5G’s 3 major benefits, 8 technical goals that deliver those benefits, and 4 technology building blocks that meet the technical goals? This article discusses the technology’s enhanced mobile broadband/capacity enhancements, massive IoT/massive connectivity, and low latency/ultra-high reliability and low latency. The proximity of each application to each benefit in the triangle indicates the benefit’s influence on the application.
Kyoto Semiconductor has developed a high-speed photodiode KP-H KPDEH12L-CC1C to support 400Gbps transmission systems that use PAM4 (Pulse Amplitude Modulation 4) inside and between data centers. With the introduction of this InGaAs photodiode, the company is continually supporting the increasing speeds and capacity requirements for transmission systems in 5G networks and beyond. Mass production will start in November, 2020.
5G is billed as the connectivity fabric that will support a new era of consumer and enterprise experiences. But, in the context of smart buildings, 5G is part of a larger equation that also encompasses artificial intelligence and the internet of things. The combination of the three–5G, AI and IoT–will allow for real-time data collection and analysis that will make buildings more efficient and more user-friendly. Building owners with a robust technology strategy will be able to leverage these rapidly developing solution sets to reduce net operating expense while leveraging the technologies to drive up lease rates by providing new services.