By Amit Gupta
5G technology is the keyword nowadays as the Indian telecommunication sector is taking another giant leap to the next generation of technology. Here’s an explainer of its impact on cloud computing.
Amidst the excitement to embrace 5G and confusion regarding the various possibilities of what it can bring, one thing that stands certain is the massive change 5G will bring to the business area. Businesses, especially the ones dependent on the cloud, are ready to embrace 5G owing to its key benefits, such as low latency, high speeds, and greater capacity. IT infrastructures today rely heavily on cloud computing, and the rollout of 5G will accelerate the digitisation process.
From greater productivity to better synchronization, the impact of 5G on cloud computing is significant. This article will help you understand how exactly the cloud will be impacted by the introduction of 5G.
How does 5G transform cloud computing?
5G differs from the existing generations of technology in terms of bandwidth and speed. As we see the world moving towards virtual operating modes, 5G helps enhance communication, allows for high-speed data storage, and proves to be an effective solution to the latency issues organisations face today.
Organizations process a vast amount of data daily, requiring a higher speed for their transmission. This is made possible by 5G cloud computing. It can help achieve greater storage capacity and enable transmitting data at faster rates with fewer resources, thus improving the overall functionalities of cloud computing.
Following are some of the ways 5G transforms cloud computing:
Enables faster streaming of data and analytics
Cloud computing powered by 5G technology allows for faster streaming of data in real-time and facilitates uninterrupted storage enhancing virtual business operations and boosting productivity.
Industry 4.0 is driven by edge computing and IoT in a 5G world. It sees automation and smart technology transform manufacturing practices, enabling autonomous cars, smart cities, telehealth care, and better data analytics. The performance of mobile and remote devices is greatly impacted by 5G as it allows remote systems to transmit a huge amount of data much faster than possible with 4G networks.
Fast, Reliable, and Streamlined operations
Processing and analyzing massive amounts of sensor data in real time is crucial to managing cost and efficiency in industrial use cases. This is where 5G technology proves beneficial, as it significantly reduces the cost of Big Data analytics and improves the efficiency of industrial operations by managing the variable nature of these workloads.
Enhanced Artificial intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities
A robust 5G network is crucial to unlocking the true potential of key technologies like AI and NLP. With 5G technology, artificial intelligence will become more competent, and 5G will provide the required level of data transmission for AI- and NLP-based apps to work effectively.
Better Security Systems
Security becomes the centre of focus when we talk about the cloud. The advantages of 5G are not limited to facilitating a seamless, faster transfer of data but extend to preventing cyber-attacks by enhancing data security. It’s extremely crucial these days to protect your data because there are many ways your company data can be misused by cybercriminals, leading to severe losses and a greater threat to brand image. Cloud computing powered with 5G technology comes as a rescue to these security threats by helping companies implement top security measures.
Future of Hybrid World- Cloud Computing and 5G
According to a survey conducted by Microsoft in 2021, where 31,000 workers participated, 70% of participants said they would like to keep the choice of working remote or on-site flexible. Clearly, hybrid work is here to stay. So, how will 5G play a role in the hybrid system?
Well, 5G and cloud computing solutions will enable leaders to equip their employees with all the tools they need to stay productive regardless of where they work. It will also help in faster real-time updates and provide more in terms of analytics as well.
5G’s Impact on Cloud Computing- Enabling Innovations in different Industries:
The advent of 5G will revolutionize VR and AR applications in industries such as retail, travel, healthcare, etc. Since every industry has its unique set of challenges and goals, the ways 5G impacts, these sectors also differ. Let’s try and understand by looking at a few use cases.
Impact on Healthcare
University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust recently demonstrated a remote-controlled ultrasound scan over 5G for the first time in the UK in their “Connected ambulance” concept. It enabled hospital-based clinicians to watch, guide and diagnose from data in real-time based on an ultrasound exam in a moving ambulance using cloud computing.
Impact on Financial Sector
5G can help even in the financial sector, where acquiring customers has become a major challenge these days. Here’s how. Reports suggest theft of wallets and phones is one of the most commonly reported crimes at crowded events. Now, these items are also the most popular way of making payments which is why any bank offering help to people at this time can easily ensure customer retention and win customer loyalty. And this is possible with 5G, which helps banks provide services like wireless cashpoints, self-service kiosks, employee telepresence, teller systems, Wi-Fi and video surveillance at any venue. Isn’t this customer-centric business model the ultimate way to beat the competition?
The benefits as a result of 5G’s impact on cloud computing are already evident in digital business transformation. The pairing of 5G and cloud computing comes with the possibility of bringing major paradigm shifts in the way businesses operate and helping improve their efficiency.
Clearly, 5G has brought revolutionary changes to business models. Remote working has become the new workplace reality. Companies are prioritizing employee experience and delivering exquisite customer service. To sum up, 5G is an important force in the world being increasingly dominated by the cloud as they both seek to make technology more robust and agile.
(Amit Gupta, Founder and CEO, Rapyder Cloud Solutions.)
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