The FAA and wireless companies reached an agreement on 5G deployments near airports. The deployment continues with a few tweaks in certain areas. Experts predict a transformation for businesses utilizing 5G.
What’s behind this prediction? The 5G RAN (radio access network). RANs have always been part of wireless communications, evolving with each upgrade.
The open 5G RAN standards work with open-source software, allowing organizations to build custom applications. Proprietary software no longer hampers communication between departments, including the manufacturing floor. All parts of the business communicate at lightning speed.
Will private 5G networks or network slicing do away with Wi-Fi? Probably not. Private 5G networks only benefit large businesses, governments, etc.
Network slicing works in the cloud, so small to medium businesses can take advantage of a small part of a private 5G network. And the slices are customizable.
5G and AI (artificial intelligence) complement each other. Nvidia released a computing platform that combines 5G and AI, Aerial A100. Many believe the combination of 5G and AI will transform many industries.
How? 5G significantly increases communication speed. It can feed information from hundreds of sensors, such as cameras, to an AI program to analyze quickly.
5G/AI apps to improve your business will be on the way sooner than you think. In partnership with Google Cloud, Nvidia founded an AI-on-5G Innovation Lab last year. Is your company using 5G networks already?
5G Open Innovation Lab works with startups, early to late stage, interested in applying 5G, AI, edge computing, and IoT to transform their business.
Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on Medium.com and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.