When truly great technology comes together and just ‘works’ it’s akin to an orchestra of perfectly harmonious instruments, each uniting to play a societal symphony so strangely, yet wonderfully, familiar that we feel as though it has always been a part who and what we are.
Today, it’s the sound of undulated connectivity, the kind that ripples through (and beyond) society, punctuating our lives, perfectly and cohesively. The 5G promise has already been heard but now its voice is more than just a whisper of things to come.
The symphony we’re slowly tuning into is a concerto of high spectrum rates, high peak rates and 1ms latency, brought to us by 100 billion connections and soon to be echoed continuously through the IoT-ization of the things we see, touch and sense around us every day.
A Predictive Mobile and Wireless Connectivity System
Professor Rahim Tafazolli, 5G Research Pioneer and Director of the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, recently exclaimed that “5G will intelligently understand the demands of users in real-time, dynamically allocating network resources depending on whether the connected device needs voice or data connectivity.” It’s this kind of intuitive intelligence that sets the bass tone for 5G’s harmony with IoT and it’s a tone that’s set to resonate for the next ten or twenty years if Tafazolli’s vision is truly realised.
A predictive mobile and wireless connectivity system, which intelligently reacts with user demands, allowing bandwidth-intensive applications to perform seamlessly across a network, whilst attaining flexibility for IoT to adequately evolve and expand across a plethora of new connectivity applications and their associated demands.
Two Types of Brass!
And then there’s the brass section! And here we refer to both connotations of the word; there’s the IoT applications themselves, with all their trumpet and French horn bravado and then there’s the other kind of brass.
Many organisations loudly voice their appreciation of the smart cities they are so keen to see connected, but falter when it comes to handing over the revenues needed to make them a reality. Few want to be the first to dip their toes into the waters of city-wide digital transformation, but there are exceptions to be found, with key industry players such as IBM, Siemens, and Huawei recognising the absolute need for technology education and outlay.
An Accelerating Journey to a Connected World
The strings section of our symphony resonates with the air of emerging technologies, like immersive audio-video applications, Mixed Reality (MR), and Industry 4.0. A dreamy sonata, punctuated occasionally by our own imaginations, steadily accelerating our journey into the connected world with the promise of driverless cars, remote surgery and adaptive VR entertainment scenarios.
So, listen carefully, pause between the lines of the white papers presented to you, look beyond the demonstrations and allow yourself to become immersed in the 5G IoT noise.
Tune into the symphony that is the future of connectivity and play your part in orchestrating a true global masterpiece.