5G Trend: A Glance at Impact on Cloud Computing and Remote Operations

By Veritis

5G Trend: A Glance at Impact on Cloud Computing and Remote Operations

We are in a trend where every new advancement is definitely a serious threat to the earlier ones, making them obsolete for the changing market scenario.

Moreover, data revolution driven by the skyrocketing mobile usage and technology advancements has intensified the market competition.

Now, we are in 5G phase and the data speeds are well beyond imagination!

Exactly at this juncture, a question poses a serious challenge for the IT industry.

Given the demand that the cloud trend enjoys today, ‘will the 5G trend impact the cloud market and remote operations?’ And, the supporting fact is higher expectations on 5G technology as the next major driver in technology domain through 2020s and further!

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Here are three scenarios that speak ‘5G challenges and advantages to Cloud’:

1) Scenario-1: Initial Effect

Initial Effect

We feel excited about 4G LTE for its 5-12 Mbps data speeds. What if you get 200 GB per second? Yes! 5G exactly does that, say the industry experts. While the most common misconception with data speeds is ‘limiting them to mobile space’, a peep into other side of that presents the real challenge we are speaking about.

In the initial stages, 5G enables mobile devices to communicate at a rate much faster than before, while staying connected to a centralized cloud network. But the real challenge is at the next level when the 5G networks become stronger and stable.

At this juncture, when devices themselves become strong data pullers, arises the real question ‘if we still have to connect to the cloud’.

2) Scenario-2: Takes Lead

Takes Lead

Though some disagree, there lies a strong argument that the wireless speeds will completely take over the cloud market despite its advantages of decentralized infrastructure, among others.

“Initially, 5G will make it easier for these devices to communicate in real time with centralized cloud-computing networks. Longer term, blazing-fast wireless networks have the potential to eliminate the cloud as a computing platform,” reads a statement from a Forbes article published last year.

And, the coming ‘post-cloud’ trend involves autonomous smart devices with abilities to act on the data at peaks of the network, in the real-time.

3) Scenario-3: Takes Cloud Along

Takes Cloud Along

This scenario speaks the positive side of 5G trend to the cloud market. Considering the fact that there are still many facing challenges with internet speeds and connectivity, 5G is going to be a boon!

The speeds that 5G offers is going to benefit individuals as well as business owners facing infrastructure challenges in enjoying cloud computing advantages, especially those depending on public cloud.

Besides, 5G also helps cloud users with cost savings, faster data access, reduced latency, energy savings, massive connectivity, and more.

A major advantage that 5G brings along is its capability to run even a business, unlike existing network speeds that stand limited to data browsing and media downloads. May be a short delay in getting a 5G tower around you, but the low latency, high-speed network stands assured!

So, your dependence on cloud is going to get some strong support in the near future.

5G and Remote Workforce

5G and Remote Workforce

The advent of 5G is going to be bring a rapid transformation in the remote workforce culture.

Despite its prevalence all across, the remote workforce culture continues to be a perennial problem for many organizations. As a result of technology and connectivity advancements, the culture of telecommuting has increased by whopping 115 percent since 2005.

In the run for best talent, hiring remote staff has become very common all across, irrespective of company’s market performance and size.

But all this to function effectively, the prerequisite is proper infrastructure with high-speed connectivity on the working side. Here is where 5G offers an advantage, with its incredible data speeds executing the tasks faster than ever.

What else a company hiring remote staff needs to get the work done in time?

The Conclusion

5G is going to transform the way business functions, at a speed experienced never before.

With full-fledged implementation of 5G, connectivity would no more be a concern for individuals and businesses too. Above everything, what makes 5G interesting is its speeds that are even capable of running a business altogether!