5G is becoming a strategic priority for telecom operators, which together to the vendors are announcing 5G rollout plans or launching pilots each month, from now to year 2020.

Operators are also collaborating with other industry players such as vehicle manufacturers, city administrative authorities, sports authorities and governing bodies to announce plans for smart mobility, smart city, and many other businesses.

At the present time, all over the world, mobile access to the internet is wholly fundamental to doing business in all industries and even for doing the digital transformations in the compannies from difents industries.

Flexible working practices facilitated by mobile networks and devices are already necessaries in any industry, and are allowing enterprises to conduct operations across boundaries that previously inhibited growth.

Growing mobile access to the internet, cloud-based services and Big Data analytics is allowing anyone; anywhere a new kind of globally connected and shared knowledge base.

Digital transformation and convergence of Informatics Communications and Telecommunications (ICT) network infrastructure is driving business innovation and growth. Not only is ICT´s convergence  an increasingly effective tool for enhancing efficiency, but it is now a vital driver of economic and societal growth.

5G is expected to push the digitization of the economy further cloud-based services, next-generation transactions based in big data,  Internet of Things (IoT), due to its ability to handle large volumes of data with low latency in real time. Also customer will continue to expect new services such as AI (Artificial Intellegence), virtualization, augmented reality-based applications built on high-speed, low-latency communication, with imperceptible resulting delay, jitter or interruptions and an immersive customer experience as well as enterprises will do with business critical application.

5G will drive the future evolution of the internet itself.

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What does it mean the “new internet wave” is likely to change?:

  • Implementing the next generation of ubiquitous ultra-broadband network infrastructure will require a rethinking, restructuring and redesigning of approaches to mobile network construction and expansion.
  • Integration of mass-scale cloud architectures will generating mobile networks with capabilities for flexibly delivering services at unprecedented speeds while meeting forecasts for tremendous growth in mobile data traffic, diversification of mobile app innovation, IoT connectivity, and security.

To achieve these goals, telecom operators should build a new network-oriented cooperation’s with clients that have distinctive networking requirements. Hence, early co-design and deployment are required in order to deliver specific solutions to improve efficiency and deliver real business results to the corporate using the “follow-the-customer” approach. Solutions developed for particular corporate should be able to be scaled up and replicated. This may mean different agreements with the first corporate customer, versus later customers, to better reflect the initial investment and risk sharing.

Rigth now the boundary between 4G to 5G is not always clear, but 5G is not just about gigabit speeds, is also about millisecond latency, customer experiences and high quality of service and improved corporate security. These latter three features truly differentiate 5G from 4G.

Once revolutionary approach spreads out investment into multiple buckets over multiple years, but eventually also takesthe telco closer to 5G. In both cases telecom operators should place themselves in the driver’s seat to shape the future market.

Even though the 5G standards are not yet finalized, there are many key activities and investments that a telecom operator can already undertake to lay out the roadmap to future 5G.

5G requires close collaboration between investment and innovation from network and mobile providers, who are building all the new connections to these new IoT devices need to take it in account.

For example Cisco predicts that by 2021, a 5G connection will generate 4.7 times more traffic than the average 4G connections, it will means that the operator will need to build new network with low-latency, high-capacity networks capable to support for mobile IoT devices and new capabilities such as the auto-pilot in connected cars. Even 5 G Networks for supporting IoT ´s business models will need to build the storage capacity and ability to “minning and processing” in real time all the data coming from those devices that is required to get the real-time insights companies need to make the right business decisions.

As we can appreciate is about a change of paradigm, a new wave.