The latest iteration of cellular connectivity, 5G, has been long-hyped but is finally starting to see some traction as wireless carriers race to build out their next-generation networks. And that‘s music to the ears of the technology providers in the edge computing space.
5G promises blazing-fast internet speeds and less latency. Edge computing, meanwhile, brings compute, storage, and data analysis closer to the location where it is needed. It goes without saying that IoT has been waiting for a technology like 5G, which will not only offer high-speeds that these applications need, but also the ability to connect many devices and endpoints to the internet without bogging the connection down.
5G, together with edge computing, will power and strengthen brand-new use cases, including IoT, that are popping up in new places on the network.
While not quite mainstream yet, 2021 is set to be a turning point year for the emerging wireless standard. And 5G will be critical to the IT giants and startups alike that are coming to the market armed with solutions that will tie together 5G and edge computing and applications.
Here are the providers that are specializing in 5G, IoT and edge services.