This edition is dedicated to “Shaping the Future with Connectivity and Tech,” a theme that truly encapsulates the transformative power of technology in our lives. In this edition, we delve into the multifaceted world of 5G, AI, AR/VR, IoT, and other emerging technologies rapidly revolutionizing various aspects of our society, from our workplaces to our shopping experiences to industrial sectors.
The article explores how the combination of 5G, AI, and automation changes the job market and creates new opportunities for workers and employers. It highlights the importance of 5G for remote workers, the role of AI in automating routine tasks and providing insights, and the impact of automation on the job market. The article also discusses the need for workers and employers to stay ahead of these changes by acquiring new skills and preparing for the jobs of the future.
The article explores the transformative impacts of 5G networks and augmented reality (AR) / virtual reality (VR) on consumer interactions, shopping habits, and entertainment preferences. These technologies enhance the user experience with real-time, immersive applications, consequently reshaping purchasing decisions and engagement with brands. Industries like retail and entertainment have embraced this shift, offering immersive and interactive experiences like virtual try-ons and immersive gaming. Moreover, sectors such as healthcare and education have harnessed these technologies to increase accessibility and improve service delivery. However, the article also highlights challenges such as privacy, security, and the potential digital divide. It emphasizes the importance of inclusive technologies and services, as well as the ethical use of these technologies, advocating for industry standards and best practices to ensure equitable benefits and minimize negative impacts.
The article explores how 5G, AI, and AR/VR are transforming a range of vertical industries, including manufacturing, transportation, energy and utilities, healthcare, education, retail, mining, agriculture/agritech, and smart cities. It highlights the benefits of these technologies, including increased efficiency and productivity, improved customer satisfaction, and new opportunities for growth. The article also discusses the challenges associated with these technologies, including privacy and security concerns and accessibility issues. The article concludes by emphasizing the importance of inclusive technologies and services, and the responsible and ethical use of these technologies, in order to ensure that the benefits of 5G, AI, and AR/VR are accessible to all and used for the betterment of society.
EnterpriseWeb announced that it will premiere the first telco-grade demonstration of generative AI for network service orchestration today at Informa’s Big 5G event in Austin, Texas. The company, which ran the telecom industry’s first Network Function Virtualization proof-of-concept in 2013 and is known for its advanced automation capabilities, partnered with KX to enable next generation AI-powered Telecom operations.
SecurityGen, the award-winning provider of security solutions and services for the telecom industry, has marked the end of Q1 2023 with a total of 40 operator customers in more than 20 countries plus the establishment of new teams in Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East & Africa.
LG Uplus announced a partnership with automation platform company Big Wave Robotics to provide custom machines running on the operator’s 4G and 5G networks in a bid to strengthen its robot business.
Telstra CEO Vicki BradyBrady thinks the role of the operator is to become an “ecosystem builder” that brings together technologies such as 5G, AI, automation, edge computing, and “an explosion of applications”. She also warned that if operators don’t change, they run the risk that the “value created over our networks gets captured by others.” Indeed, Brady advised operators to get comfortable with the idea of not always being in control of the end-to-end solution.
EnterpriseWeb is presenting stage 3 of its award-winning multi-vendor Intel 5G RAN testbed. Based on a secure edge gateway use-case, the testbed showcases dynamic configuration of Intel® Ethernet Controller E810 and network functions to continuously optimize processing of secure packets. It demonstrates consistent and predictable low-latency and energy consumption at scale, enabling Telecom MEC and Sustainability initiatives.
A drone flying cell tower is a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a 5G base station, which can be deployed to provide coverage in remote or hard-to-reach areas. These flying cell towers can be rapidly deployed and offer several advantages over traditional stationary cell towers, including increased flexibility, faster deployment, and the ability to cover larger areas with fewer towers.
In order to maximize revenue and add more value, operators must expand their connectivity offerings beyond speed and customer experience; they need to expand their footprint into edge cloud platforms and AI-based solution stacks. Doing this will help them secure a larger share of the potential profits.
BSNL has joined forces with IT product development and solution provider Echelon Edge to deliver Private 5G Networks for its customers. This strategic agreement permits the Gurgaon-based company to offer private LTE and 5G services on the BSNL spectrum designated solely for captive networks.
Portland General Electric (PSE) partners with Expeto to accelerate grid modernization, renewable energy outcomes, and enhanced worker safety.
Verizon’s private 5G wireless network will enable use cases such as increased shop floor visibility, improved quality assurance and reduced defects, material handling automation, and workplace safety.
2022 is behind us, and we are now looking forward to the years ahead with exciting predictions from industry thought leaders about Technology and Connectivity Trends over the next 2 to 5 years. We at TeckNexus analyzed over 60 sources and identified 150+ global technology and connectivity trends which we have presented in a visually appealing word/ keyword cloud format.
System integrators have a strong role in helping operators and enterprises in planning, building, and managing complex network environments while maximizing performance and minimizing costs by effectively deploying solutions and technologies from diverse ecosystem players. With their deep technical knowledge, competence, and wider industry experience, they can offer tailored solutions that enable the successful deployment of public and private networks and ensure long-term success for those organizations that partner with them.
2022 was a transformative year for technological innovation and digital transformation. The trend will continue as the pace of innovation and development of potentially disruptive emerging technologies exponentially increases every year. The question arises, what lies ahead for tech for us to learn and experience in 2023?
Indian mobile phone operators are expected to at least double their investments in network security, with the 5G rollout expected to spark a surge in network vulnerabilities, which assume critical importance, especially for enterprises
What is a telco cloud? How is the difference between telco and IT cloud? What are the industry solutions to migrate to telco cloud? Who are the leading telco and IT cloud vendors? What are their solution offerings and strategies? How can telcos successfully migrate to telco cloud?
In a world where operator budgets are squeezed, and the personnel required to keep up with the demand for services, operators are streamlining their network operations to manage OPEX and CAPEX. Therefore, finding a way to keep pace with customer expectations and monitor the network efficiently is becoming more and more imperative.
With 5G and Edge computing, there is an explosion of management complexity because there are hundreds of software instances (that include edge applications and private 5G applications), tens of thousands of edge locations, and tens of infrastructure providers. Existing approaches and solutions are not able to adequately scale to address this complexity.
Telco 5G network & IT teams are under pressure to deliver applications and services faster, out-maneuver competitors, and provide exceptional user experiences while facing tighter budgets and a severe lack of cloud specialist skills. While the move to cloud-native network operations is relatively new for operators, it’s old hat for enterprises and web/hyper-scalers.
Nephio is Kubernetes-based intent-driven automation of network functions and the underlying infrastructure that supports those functions.
The Dickensian duality succinctly characterizes where we are with 5G — pushing towards monetization is challenging, commercially-available network slicing is fledgling at best, but 5G promises rewards for those enterprising and persistent.