India is all geared up to experience an extensive disruption across industries in the upcoming year. The year 2020 will witness major adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and advanced computing at the edge. The advent of the fifth-generation cellular network technology (5G) will enable data transfers at an exceedingly faster rate than what has been possible so far.
Howerver, the proper establishment of this state-of-the-art technology may at least take another 5-6 years to reach the masses in India as the process
of completely allocating the 5G spectrum is yet to take to take place.
Throwing light on which Prakash Mallya, VP, and MD – Sales and Marketing Group, Intel India says, “With 5G around the corner, greater adoption of IoT devices, and a need for faster decision-making, advanced edge computing that converges AI, IoT and 5G will be the key to realizing business value from data,” said Prakash Mallya, VP, and MD-Sales and Marketing Group, Intel India.
The integration of the AI and IoT at the Edge has increased at warp speed. This has facilitated businesses across industries to design more automated and predictive systems. Hence, with the introduction of the 5G services, edge computing requirements will accelerate at an alarming rate. “Harnessing these growing opportunities requires products and tools that are interoperable, computer vision enabled for the unique demands of the edge, software that is open and easy to deploy, and investment in the next generation of talent that can build, operate and effectively leverage new technology,” Mallya elaborated.
If the reports of the International Data Corporation (IDC) are to be considered, commercial 5G deployments have begun in many regions and while 2019 is very much an introductory year at best, 2020 looks to be the year where 5G begins to ramp up.