Countries and institutions in many regions are continuing to advance the planning and deployment of the Internet of Things. While placing higher requirements on the number and integrity of connections, it will also have a significant impact on network infrastructure.
5G and the Internet of Things are complementary technologies. The core of 5G is to achieve faster data transmission speed, greatly reduce network delay, and significantly increase network capacity, so that more people and devices can connect at the same time. Network operators are working to design a 5G network that can support a variety of IoT use cases by deploying a configurable virtualization core to support high-capacity and high-performance network infrastructures. This trend has driven an increase in physical layer connectivity requirements, namely cloud-to-edge connectivity via fiber optic, copper or wireless networks.
However, fulfilling the promise of the 5G era needs to face challenges related to the cost issues and complexity surrounding the deployment of various types of IoT. For example, should you build separate networks to meet different use case needs? Network operators and enterprises should understand that deploying separate networks for each type of device will not only increase complexity and cost, but may also affect network security.
Therefore, many operators have begun to combine wireless and wired networks. This method is also known as “network convergence”, which means that multiple communication modes are used on the same network to provide convenience, flexibility, and more that cannot be achieved by independent infrastructure. Item advantage.
The advantages of network convergence include the realization of physical and physical connections through fiber optic networks to simplify the connection, and the flexibility to switch to other modes when necessary, while greatly reducing the total cost of deployment. Not only that, in the face of the higher bandwidth requirements brought by the proliferation of IoT applications, network operators can better manage related costs and meet the challenges brought by resource constraints. Therefore, the combination of flexibility and forward-looking network can help the realization of more new technologies.
Service providers can also take advantage of converged networks to provide a wider range of services, including the introduction of innovative services with new business models, allowing them to enter new markets more efficiently and quickly. For example, the popularity of smart homes has made consumers increasingly dependent on connected devices. Network convergence is essential to help operators meet consumers’ growing demand for connected lifestyles. CommScope’s close cooperation with network operators to provide a reliable mobile connection for China’s 55 km long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is an example. The success of this project has allowed commuters to always stay connected on this longest sea-crossing bridge in the world. status.
As the value of IoT devices in accessing information is constantly being reflected, the value of building a robust, modular, and adaptable network has also increased accordingly. Therefore, network convergence will play an important role in providing consumers with real-time information on demand.
5G will come together with a world of prospects for the Internet of Everything. Network operators need to seize new growth opportunities and create new sources of revenue, services and business models. For this reason, only by laying the foundation for network convergence can 5G be fully utilized. IoT potential of the times.