The world is now leading towards fifth-generation (5G) network connection, which is set to revolutionize the network and communications industry by providing ultra-fast transmission rates. This can be as much as 100 times faster than the existing 4G or previous networks. Undeniably, today we are generating a massive amount of data and to process effectively, there is a need to leverage a big data set that can make these data actionable. This is where Cloud Computing comes in, delivering a large data storage option to businesses. However, this large storage service needs faster connectivity as the amount of data is continuously growing.
5G is expected to bring vast changes to cloud services. Since mobile devices are rapidly replacing desktop computers in the user´s preferences thanks to their accessibility and technological advancements, the cloud will have a great responsibility in the transmission of data at higher speeds and 5G will be its main ally.
The 5G Impact
Having the high frequency and bandwidth, 5G has the potential to enable smartphones to transmit and receive information 10 times faster than the current speed with 4G. This faster bandwidth will also transform the use of other technologies alongside cloud computing. Some tech experts are calling for 5G to light edge computing on fire and take share away from the public clouds.
When it will come to the real world, many industries will benefit from what 5G has to offer. From healthcare and automotive to smart homes and smart cities, the capabilities of 5G are able to alter the entire landscape, enabling several applications that 4G just couldn’t handle.
With the increase in potential industries, both tech and non-tech, there will be an enhanced need for cloud services. Wearable devices, for instance, that lack enough internal storage typically rely on synced larger devices like smartphones. These devices will be able to function independently by the use of the cloud through 5G’s low to zero latency.
Cloud Computing Influenced by 5G
According to reports, the speed of 5G will be comparable to LAN speeds. This will significantly benefit the client-server architecture such as cloud computing. Indeed, it is also said that 5G frequency will be higher than the LAN. So, if this becomes reality, the world will have much more advanced and sophisticated mobile applications.
With 5G technology, cloud computing will eventually be able to fully capitalize on augmented reality through the highly anticipated AR Cloud that will completely change our interaction with the physical world and create a new immersive scenario. Moreover, 5G holds the promise of reducing bandwidth wastelands and freeing businesses to leverage the cloud.
Thus, with the widespread rollout of 5G technology, more mobile cloud applications across industries will be widely adopted. And as everyday mobile apps are becoming more reliant on cloud computing, they will improve with the given availability of 5G’s low latency capabilities.