January 14, 2022
How to Win at 5G
Daniel Valle, chief technologist for WWT's EMEA Service Provider group, speaks at 5G World in October 2021 details the top five factors in success regarding 5G and how telcos can make the promising use cases of 5G into reality.
When it comes to 5G, the technical side of implementing a network tailored to accelerating next-generation applications is challenging, but not insurmountable. What makes it all the more complicated is the varying needs of these applications, as building a network that is optimized to every one of them at the same time is impractical. A network purpose-built for drone deliveries is not the same as one made for mass consumption of the metaverse.
We spoke to 100 investors in the US and UK to find out which sectors and technologies they anticipate will be transforming first in the 5G era. We wanted to know where they themselves are placing their bets, and, therefore, where the greatest revenue opportunities are likely to lie.
Of 100 respondents, 46 felt that cloud was one of the most attractive investment opportunities from a 5G perspective. 22 picked cloud computing as their first choice, 16 as their second and eight as their third.
Smart mobility will require vast data storage supported by hyperscale cloud, and processing at the edge of the network.
WWT's Innovation Studio helps customers engage with 5G-enabled use cases that can take advantage of edge computing just as they were intended to be experienced — on the factory floor, shopping on the go, taking a break in a coffee shop or walking into a stadium.