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Five 5G Networking Trends To Watch

Major carriers say they'll begin 5G deployments in the next few months, and major IT vendors say they're expecting wider 5G adoption, including through the channel, in the next couple of years.

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Hype Cycle

There has been perhaps no bigger buzzword in the history of buzzwords than '5G.' But today the hype is beginning to give way to reality. Major carriers say they'll begin 5G deployments in the next few months, and major IT vendors say they're expecting wider 5G adoption, including through the channel, in the next couple of years.

Solution providers, for their part, are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to capitalize on 5G and its promise of ultra-reliable speeds reaching 1,000 times faster than 4G, along with better capacity and lower latency.

Those capabilities will allow solution providers to improve business outcomes for customers, and also represent an opportunity to make major inroads with customers in technologies like artificial intelligence, network automation and analytics. Major IT vendors have also begun introducing product lines aimed squarely at making 5G a reality.

Here are five key trends to watch as the 5G market develops.

 
 
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