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How 5G Will Impact - Dramatically Change - Individuals, Industries, nments

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But the potential for 5G in business leaves plenty of room for excitement, too, and organizations should also start thinking about how 5G could improve processes and production. The time to dream is now.


Mobile 5G Network Powers up Internet of Things (IoT)

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Communications technology reached a historic milestone at the beginning of April this year as Hong Kong's fifth-generation mobile (5G) network was officially fully connected, linking all major communication equipment. A 5G network provides much more than just increased bandwidth and speed – 5G provides the opportunity to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technology to bring the much-discussed Internet of Things (IoT) out of the laboratory and into the real world. To give people from all walks of life a better understanding of 5G networks, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) held the Tech Trends Symposium 2020 – The Future of Intelligent Connectivity on 28 July. Forming part of the HKTDC's Summer Sourcing Weeks Go ONLINE virtual trade fair (27 July-7 August), the symposium was streamed online. At a session titled "Empowering a Connected Future with 5G", industry leaders introduced the latest developments in 5G networks and expressed the hope that Hong Kong will keep pace with the world in moving towards 5G and building a smart city.


AWS unlocks Power of 5G with AWS Wavelength Launch

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AWS announced the general availability of AWS Wavelength on Verizon's 5G Network. Applications demanding ultra-low latency in single-digit milliseconds can leverage AWS compute and storage at the edge with Verizon's 5G Network. The service is now available with Boston and the San Francisco Bay, starting with the San Jose area. AWS has embedded AWS compute and storage services at the edge of 5G with Verizon's 5G Network. Developers can now leverage machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and video/game streaming requiring low latency edge processing with AWS Wavelength, notes the announcement.


6 Examples of How 5G Will Improve IoT Deployments

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With digital transformation in full swing, the number of connected devices is increasing at a fast pace. IDC Data predicts 152,200 connected IoT devices every minute by the year 2025. While this translates to more data and, subsequently, more avenues to improve efficiency, a robust network is necessary for this data exchange. The fifth-generation wireless technology has features that will not only support high-speed mobile communication but also make IoT data transfer more efficient. Let's look at these features in contrast with the existing 4G network: All these features make the 5G network adaptable to the external environment, unlike its predecessors, which has limited network flexibilities.


Verizon And IBM Will Partner On 5G And AI

International Business Times

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced on Wednesday an extensive new partnership that would focus on a host of forward-looking technology, including 5G, edge computing, and artificial intelligence (AI). The companies plan to use Verizon's high-speed, low-latency wireless 5G network, multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors, and combine them with IBM's expertise in AI, hybrid multicloud, edge computing, asset management, and connected operations. By joining forces and leveraging each business's unique expertise, Verizon and IBM will initially offer mobile asset tracking and management solutions designed to help enterprises "improve operations, optimize production quality, and help clients enhance worker safety." IBM and Verizon will also work to develop combined solutions for 5G and edge computing such as near-real-time cognitive automation for industrial applications. The combined solutions could help clients "detect, locate, diagnose and respond to system anomalies, monitor asset health and help predict failures in near real-time."


Verizon and IBM Will Partner on 5G and AI

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Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced on Wednesday an extensive new partnership that would focus on a host of forward-looking technology, including 5G, edge computing, and artificial intelligence (AI). The companies plan to use Verizon's high-speed, low-latency wireless 5G network, multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors, and combine them with IBM's expertise in AI, hybrid multicloud, edge computing, asset management, and connected operations. By joining forces and leveraging each business's unique expertise, Verizon and IBM will initially offer mobile asset tracking and management solutions designed to help enterprises "improve operations, optimize production quality, and help clients enhance worker safety." IBM and Verizon will also work to develop combined solutions for 5G and edge computing such as near-real-time cognitive automation for industrial applications. The combined solutions could help clients "detect, locate, diagnose and respond to system anomalies, monitor asset health and help predict failures in near real-time."


Leveraging AI to monitor and maintain quality across the 5G network - VanillaPlus - The global voice of Telecoms IT

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It's clear that 5G is not only going to revolutionise the way consumers connect with each other, but also how enterprises around the world will streamline their operations. With this in mind, says Andrew Burrell, head of Ultra Broadband & Analytics services, Nokia, service providers need to carefully consider how they are going to ensure they can provide and manage the necessary quality standards to meet this increased demand when upgrading their systems to enable 5G delivery. While consumers may be forgiving of some buffering while streaming a film, the effect of latency on enterprises could interrupt their day-to-day business and potentially significantly increase their costs. It is not enough for service providers to invest in the hardware in order to deliver reliable 5G to consumers and businesses, the real stand-out value – and profit – lies in intelligent, automated operations to protect their networks and assure service quality. With 5G, network slicing will be imperative for service providers.


SoftBank's super-fast 5G network isn't very useful just yet

The Japan Times

SoftBank Corp.'s fifth-generation wireless service in Japan is living up to the hype in at least one respect -- internet speeds that are blazingly fast even by the standards of one of the most connected countries in the world. The carrier's month-old 5G network topped out at 1.1 gigabits per second for downloads and about 30 megabits for uploads in tests carried out by Bloomberg News in Tokyo. Speeds of this kind, far surpassing typical wired broadband connections, have previously been possible only by pushing a fiber optic cable directly into a user's home. But there are significant pieces still missing and preventing mass adoption: Coverage is severely limited for now, there's little in the way of appealing content to capitalize on all that extra bandwidth and mobile data plans have yet to be revised to account for the much-increased consumption that 5G portends. SoftBank and local rivals KDDI Corp. and NTT Docomo Inc. all launched their 5G offerings in late March in a handful of metropolitan areas around the country, while newcomer Rakuten Inc. has targeted June for launch.


Professional services robots and the robotics market

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The idea of robots picking items from warehouse shelves may still seem futuristic today. But the future may be closer than many people think. Of the almost 1 million robots we expect to be sold for enterprise use in 2020, we predict that just over half of them will be professional service robots, generating more than US$16 billion in revenue--30 percent more than in 2019. What's more, with regard to enterprise spending, the market for professional service robots is growing much faster than that for industrial robots (figure 1). If recent trends are any sign, professional service robots may pass industrial robots in terms of units in 2020 and revenue--in 2021. That's not to say that the industrial robotics market is hurting.


EU announces strict 5G rules but no Huawei ban

The Japan Times

BRUSSELS – EU countries could ban telecom operators deemed a security risk from critical parts of 5G infrastructure under guidelines issued Wednesday, amid U.S. pressure to shut out Chinese giant Huawei. The EU plan, which closely mirrors rules set out Tuesday by Britain allowing a limited role for Huawei, stops short of barring the company from the next-generation communications network designed for near-instantaneous data transfers. It leaves member states with the responsibility to ensure the safe rollout of 5G and warns them to screen operators carefully, saying security of the network will be critically important for the entire EU. The "toolbox" outlined by the European Commission avoids naming Huawei and does not call for an outright ban on any supplier. But it urges countries to "assess the risk profile of suppliers (and) … apply relevant restrictions for suppliers considered to be high risk" accordingly, including shutting them out of "key assets defined as critical and sensitive. It also recommends EU states avoid "major dependency on a single supplier" and "dependency on suppliers considered to be high risk.