5G NETWORKS: UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE


banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

This article is an excerpt from James Carlini’s upcoming book, Location Location Connectivity:

5G Networks

5G Networks will be providing some very high speeds to the average user. This means building out the network to specifications which have to include terabit backbones. (5G Networks will be deployed around the year 2020)

This gives you a clearer picture as to where network infrastructure is evolving.

DATA RATE FOR 5G NETWORKS

SPEED————MARKET SEGMENT
100Gbps +—– Specialized enterprise users (stationary)
50Gbps ——–Low-mobility users
5Gbps ——–High-mobility users
1Gbps ——–Anywhere (baseline speed)

Having more bandwidth available will accelerate the amount of applications that are feasible for customer service, video, high-definition video, social networking, and so many other applications.

We need to focus on getting back in front of the pack when it comes to network infrastructure and moving to Terabit speeds can only open up a whole new class of applications which can only be feasible when networks run at terabit speeds. For the future, we need to strengthen the resiliency of networks as well as increasing their speeds.

The breakdown of 5G Network elements:

COVERAGE – This was an initial concern of network designers for 3G and 4G.

CAPACITY – This became a bigger concern as 4G networks got tested by users’ applications and increased traffic.

CONTINUUM OF SERVICES How long will services last before being replaced or discarded?

CAPABILITIES This is constantly evolving and will impact the above elements. Influencers in this level include manufacturers, software/ app designers, and customer demands.

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT (COST) Think of this as the political, regulatory, and regional economic development link for the network. User demand will shape the network, but so will strong regulatory guidelines that could hamper or promote network resiliency and capabilities. Smart communities will realize that having a solid network infrastructure will directly translate into having a solid economic base.

CARRIER COMMITMENT (COST) This is the carrier’s focus as to what it wants to provide to the region: The most advanced, the status quo, or trailing-edge capabilities because they don’t see a market or a big return on their investment.

BACKHAUL (BACKBONE) This is the foundation that must be strong and resilient enough to handle everything put on top of it.

In addition to being aware about the growing demand for speed, become more aware of new building blocks for the technology as well as the infrastructure and real estate. The faster we can apply cutting-edge solutions to problems, the more competitive we become in the global markets.

The book goes into more detail on the impact of Intelligent Infrastructure and the convergence of next-generation real estate, infrastructure, technology and their combined impact on regional economic development.

CARLINI-ISM: “Tomorrow is not the time to start building for tomorrow. Future viability tomorrow depends on building a solid network infrastructure today.”

Copyright 2014 - James Carlini - All rights reservedCarlini’s visionary upcoming book, Location Location Connectivity will be available later this year.

He will be speaking at several upcoming conferences across the country later this year. Details are forthcoming.

Copyright 2014 – James Carlini – All rights reserved

COPYRIGHT 2014 – JAMES CARLINI

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