As the world becomes increasingly connected and technology-driven, the development of new mobile network technologies, such as 5G, and 6G and their interrelated linked technologies, is crucial. 5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks and the latest generation of mobile network technology, providing faster speeds, lower latency, and more capacity than 4G. 5G also opens up new doors and allows for more advanced applications, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), immersive technologies, and the Internet of Things (IoT). 6G is still in development, but is close behind and expected to offer even faster speeds and more advanced capabilities in holographic communication and autonomous vehicles.
“As the world becomes increasingly connected and technology-driven, the development of new mobile networks technologies, such as 5G, and 6G and their interrelated linked technologies, is crucial.”-Waylay
New Industries & Use Cases
As mentioned above, 5G and 6G are shaping the future of mobile communications and creating new capabilities and opportunities for end users and various industries. Many of the impossibilities of yesterday are now possible today with one exciting area being immersive technologies. Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), spatial computing, haptic technology, and new audio technology all aim to create a more immersive and engaging experience for users by companies with many of these innovations already in heavy use in multiple industries, including entertainment, education, healthcare, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, logistics, and many others. For example, in manufacturing, AR lets workers visualize and use data in real time, enabling them to make timely data-driven decisions, whereas in logistics, a VR application can visualize an entire warehouse and identify the best traffic routes and which route is the shortest and quickest.
The Role of Hyperautomation
An innovation that is greatly beneficial to 5G, 6G, and immersive technologies is hyperautomation, a game-changer playing a crucial role in enabling their full potential. With hyperautomation, 5G and 6G can deliver even faster, more reliable, and more secure connectivity, with lower latency and increased bandwidth on demand. These capabilities enable new use cases and further drive innovation across various industries. Hyperautomation is poised to drive further innovation in immersive technologies with improved quality assurance and experience, more efficient data management, faster deployment, enhanced maintenance, and more.
As illustrated in the diagram above, hyperautomation rapidly automates the processing and activity spurned by the powerfully advanced apps and technologies while replacing manual human tasks that can be automated that previously were not feasible due to technological limitations. For example, the low latency and high speed of 5G and 6G networks can enable real-time automation of processes, such as predictive maintenance in manufacturing, remote surgery, and autonomous driving.
By rapidly automating processes and activities at scale, hyperautomation is not only improving the accuracy of collected data and the speed to which it is received/delivered, but also allowing the end user the capability to make decisions and changes faster than ever before with more accurate data; and, for those using immersive technologies, a more realistic and interactive real-time experience.
Moreover, hyperautomation can help organizations implement 5G and 6G technologies in a secure and scalable manner. As these technologies are adopted on a larger scale, security and privacy concerns will become more pressing. Hyperautomation can help organizations manage these concerns by automating security processes like threat detection and response, which can be time-consuming and resource-intensive to be performed manually.
5 Benefits of Hyperautomation
#1: Improved Efficiency
Automating repetitive tasks through hyperautomation can improve process efficiency. For example, in the field of fintech, hyperautomation can detect and flag suspicious transactions and patterns in real-time, something which is impossible to do manually. This not only improves the speed and efficiency of the process but also reduces the risk of human error.
#2: Increased Accuracy
Hyperautomation can help improve the timeliness and accuracy of operations. For example, in the telecommunications industry, hyperautomation can be used to automate the orchestration, assurance, and analytics processes, as well as, identify patterns and insights that allow for real-time optimization and self-adjustment to network conditions.
#3: Reduced Costs
Hyperautomation is often used to reduce costs by automating tasks and processes. For example, in manufacturing, hyperautomation can automatically monitor and control the environmental factors of the production area, with a direct impact on the quality of the final product. Additionally, hyperautomation can be used to track and optimize inventory, plan production schedules, and predict equipment failures, reducing or preventing downtime and improving overall efficiency.
#4: Improved User Experience
Automating tasks such as customer service through the use of hyperautomation can enhance user experience and increase customer retention. For example, a company can use hyperautomation to create chatbots that tap into collected data to provide customers with quick and accurate answers to their questions, improving the customer experience and reducing the load on service teams.
#5: Better Interaction
Hyperautomation can help to improve the interaction between 5G, 6G, and immersive technologies. The faster speeds and lower latency of 5G and 6G will enable more advanced applications and provide a more seamless experience for users. And, by utilizing hyperautomation, these technologies will be able to provide more accurate and efficient experiences. For example, hyperautomation can dynamically optimize network conditions in response to a user’s traffic profile in an autonomous vehicle or V2X scenario, safeguard the on-demand creation of virtual network slices for industrial or logistics scenarios, and ensure protection for mission-critical applications through advanced threat analysis involving AI/ML components.
Enabling Future Technologies
Hyperautomation is becoming an enabler for 5G, 6G, immersive technology, and mobile communications in general. Not only is hyperautomation greatly helping to automate tasks and processes across the board, but this must-have technology is enhancing decision accuracy, reducing costs, and improving the user experience. Hyperautomation provides the missing link for better interaction between 5G, 6G, and immersive technologies with immense speed and plays a critical role in helping businesses take advantage of the full benefits offered by these technologies while also addressing the challenges that come with their introduction. All in all, the future looks very bright with the combination of these technologies together, and it is exciting to see how hyperautomation will shape our world and create an even brighter future.