With more than 833 million Internet users, India has the world’s second largest connected population, powered by a combination of low data tariffs and affordable smartphones and devices, according to a recent report by TRAI (The Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicators). The IAMAI Kantar ICUBE 2020 report states that the number is expected to increase by 45% to 900 million by 2025.
Its industry and customer acceptance 5g It is expected to be a significant contributor to the rapid digitization of India. With data rates up to 10 gigabits per second, low latency and high reliability – 5G can efficiently capture data explosion in India. Fifth-generation mobile networks have the potential to revolutionize almost every industry and completely redefine our way of life.
However, the road to 5G adoption is full of misconceptions that need to be addressed to harness the power of this groundbreaking technology for digitalisation in India. From undervaluing the potential of technology to fearing non-existent security threats, here are some myths about 5G – and the reality that promises it.
Myth: 5G is for phones only
Reality: 5G devices and technology will power the broad spectrum
5G underpinning technology was created to connect different devices, not just phones. It reinforces the age of distributed intelligence, where artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing, the cloud and the Internet of Things come together to bring incredible innovation. The combination of these powerful technologies in 5G makes it possible to express unlimited processing power even on the smallest devices.
In terms of business convenience, 5G can unlock extraordinary possibilities. Combining high-speed wireless networking with Cloud, Edge and AI, even the smallest devices are capable of performing huge computing tasks. With a variety of devices to choose from to connect to their workforce, businesses will benefit from real-time access to information and services, including reliable connectivity for mission-critical services and near-zero latency.
Myth: 5G deployment is no different from previous generation deployments
Reality: 5G is very different from previous generations – and requires extensive network conversion
The current generation of mobile device networks – 4G – has structural limitations that hinder its evolutionary path. This prevents 4G from evolving towards the lowest possible latency and the highest possible throughput. Overcoming these barriers and managing complex demands on scale requires new technology that is capable of connecting and improving 5G.
It is important to implement a cloud architecture on 5G networks. A factory floor can, for example, connect 5G sensors, industrial automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots, machines and floor workers to multiple locations. Multiply the number of connections required by the number of factories in a city, and you’ll realize how much more scalable 5G is than the previous generation.
Myth: 5G will never live up to the true hype
Reality: As network transformation develops, 5G will continue to accelerate to reach its full potential in the next few years.
In India, we are witnessing the dawn of the 5G era. While service providers are successfully conducting trials in different parts of the country, commercial use of the 5G network is expected to begin in 2022.
The commercial rollout will immediately establish 5G in the country. Each cellular generation is placed in multiple releases, improving the network and gradually enabling new features over the years. In fact, it took about 10 years for the full potential of 4G to unfold. Although it will take time to convert to 5G, users will begin to see more new features on an increasingly rolling basis.
Myth: The advent of 5G will increase security risks. | Reality: The industry has responded to potential risks with increasing security control and processes to protect data and communications.
As any instance changes, obstacles and problems continue to be solved. But early on, the tech industry recognized the potential for new vulnerabilities associated with the increased capabilities and capabilities of 5G and developed and integrated solutions in response.
There are numerous cryptographic activities that take place in each byte of data. This results in cryptographic data being secured across different levels of network, software and storage stacks. Security is vital because these data are sensitive and compact activities that are the backbone of important business activities. Applications powered by 5G are streamlining these heavy activities and their unique needs indicate how network security architecture will be implemented.
In India, the deployment of 5G will affect key sectors such as healthcare, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and civic projects such as smart cities. As GSMA – 5G is expected to contribute about $ 455 billion to the Indian economy in the next two decades, 5G will be more than just a new technology – it will significantly disrupt the technology landscape for a decade, according to India’s 5G Futures Report. Hyper-connected experience and distributed computing will encourage 5G support innovation, unlock exciting possibilities and accelerate India’s journey towards fulfilling its digitization vision.
Santosh Bishwanathan, Managing Director of Sales, Marketing and Communication Group, Intel India