Telecoms.com The think tank recently completed an industry survey to gauge the telecom ecosystems view on how 5g performed in its first year. More than 300 industry professionals responded to the survey, focusing on 5gs new technologies, security priorities and expectations for the next step, in addition to the 5g situation.
In addition to those who are satisfied, a third of the respondents said they are not sure whether they are satisfied or not. Understandably, they mainly come from the market that has not yet launched 5g. The good news is that more than half of the respondents expect 5g to be widely deployed in their markets by 2023.
Respondents acknowledged that while high-speed Internet access has attracted the attention of most consumers, the real value of 5g operators lies in their ability to provide advanced services that support business use cases.
5g makes possible the highly anticipated smart technological advances, so its not surprising that respondents think the industry will see great value. Smart cities will manage transportation, lighting, garbage disposal, power grids and many other basic functions through 5g networks, commented IEEE, an industry group and standardization body. smart factories will improve energy and waste management to reduce environmental impacts, while implementing more advanced inventory tracking methods to prevent out of stock.
In order to achieve the high throughput, high capacity, and low latency required to support industry use cases such as manufacturing automation, 5g needs to be upgraded from its first year level. In the wireless part, 5g based on millimeter wave is needed to provide speed, and in 5g core network, independent networking mode is very important to enable more advanced use cases.
This is an exciting time for the 5g wireless industry and the world. In addition to smartphones, tablets and client devices, more than half of the people think that we will see the rapid growth of IOT devices as part of the 5g ecosystem, said Phil sorsky, senior vice president of international sales at CommScope. promoting antenna design, utilizing open ran interfaces, and enhancing IOT management are just the same things that operators are developing their business Several ways to simplify 5g release.
The security problem does not start with 5g, nor is it unique to 5g. However, with the telecom network becoming more and more like it network, migrating to the cloud natively, the development of virtualization and the increasingly core role of software, it can be said that the security risk has increased.
For mobile operators, 5g security is one of the biggest challenges to 5gs success. Benoit jouffrey, chief technology officer of Thales digital identity solutions, said, in this case, it is crucial to create a core to edge chain of trust in 5g networks, and to use strong anchors at both ends, such as tamper proof components and hardware security modules.
At the same time, about a quarter of the survey participants were not satisfied with 5gs performance. The main reason seems to be that there is a gap between the promised and fulfilled smart Jane. For example, although everyone says it takes only a few seconds to download high-definition movies, in real life, we are still far from gigabits per second. In terms of B2B, we have not seen the large-scale launch of 5g network with independent networking mode to support advanced industry use cases. The difference between what customers are told and what they currently have is disturbing industry professionals. More than half of the survey participants believe that failing to meet 5gs high expectations will be their biggest concern.