Intel 5G Vision: Unleash Network Modernization
5G is about more than just delivering better broadband. It’s also about enabling service providers to deliver a variety of vertical market-specific applications to unlock potential across a wide variety of industries. With that, comes a truly transformed network that’s flexible and server-like while utilizing cloud technologies to unleash new use cases. That could include smart factories, smart retail environments, smart stadiums, immersive media, cloud gaming, broadcast-quality video that relies on transformed networks—from edge to cloud. The reason people are talking about edge computing is that it’s all about placing compute and analytics much closer to where data is generated, delivering a better experience. It also enables network providers to ensure they’re delivering experiences with the right economics and the right scale, whether that means low latency, higher reliability, or both. Together, low latency and high reliability are critical to the future of 5G. Consider the industrial market. With 5G, low latency, and high reliability, there’s the opportunity to connect many different robotics across the factory floor, use AI, and use machine learning to improve the performance and output of factories. 5G enhances experiences across industries and delivers amazing technologies to both businesses and consumers alike. It has the power to connect every person, and every thing, across the globe in a very seamless and transparent way. As a result, it will unleash the potential of businesses while also making experiences more relevant and fun for consumers. For example, when you go into a stadium in the future, you’ll be able to interact with that stadium and the event in much different ways. You’ll be able to watch seamless replays on whichever screen you prefer. You may be able to interact with broadcasters. The possibilities are endless. Intel is helping to enable a flexible and scalable 5G network with a top-to-bottom roadmap that delivers network providers the right power, performance, and price point to enable a wide variety of 5G use cases for their unique needs. There’s also a host of unique platform solutions, whether FPGAs to speed up particular 5G algorithms, ethernet to provide the right connectivity, or the right memory to support use cases such as a content distribution network. Wrap all that silicon into the foundation, combine it with the right open-source software, and you’re well on your way to entering the new era of data-centric compute. The data-centric era is about moving, processing, and storing data very quickly. It all leads to a more flexible, agile, and scalable network. Workloads can be deployed at multiple locations, whether it’s in the cloud, at the edge, or on-premise to make business work.