Industry veterans share their thoughts and insights on the impact of 5G in the IT industry..
The excitement surrounding 5G is sweeping the tech industry, and India is no exception. With its promise of faster speeds, lower latency, and expanded connectivity, 5G has the ability to catapult India’s digital industry to new heights. Let’s look at how 5G can revolutionize the Indian IT scene and pave the way for a brighter future as we prepare to accept this next-generation technology. There are numerous potentials for 5G, ranging from powering smart cities to enabling remote healthcare services. So buckle up as we go on a thrilling voyage into the realm of high-speed internet, which promises to revolutionize our lives like never before!
Shankar Iyer, Director- Customer Services, India, Infobip, said, ‘For consumers, 5G might just be a technology behind their latest smartphones. However, it is much more than that. In addition to impacting our everyday lives, the rise of 5G is changing how businesses operate and customers interact. Thanks to its faster speed and increased capacity, latency, and reliability, the fifth generation of connectivity is revolutionizing all industries, including the IT sector. Besides allowing a massive number of devices to connect simultaneously, 5G is enabling IT companies to harness the power of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).’
He added, ‘As customer journeys transition from physical to digital realms, it is evident that all industries are evolving to become more customer-centric in order to meet the rising demands of customers. And such industry 4.0 technologies are helping organizations deliver better product quality, increased efficiency, increased customer satisfaction, enhanced competitiveness, and improved safety and security. As a global cloud communication platform, we provide a broad range of capabilities at scale which include our omnichannel and CpaaS capabilities, contact centre solution, chatbot building platform, identity and security solutions, telco solutions – by leveraging the latest technologies powered by the capabilities of 5G. While 5G might be enough to drive current technologies, faster connectivity, such as 6G, will be more appropriate for future trends like the metaverse. It is estimated to be 100 times faster than 5G and will enable IT companies to unleash the full potential of the technologies, enhancing the overall customer experience.”
Mr. Niranjan Nayak, MD, Delta Electronics India said;
With India pushing the pedal on 5G, we see a rapid transformation in the IT industry. The introduction of 5G technology is yet another milestone that has changed the way businesses operate, communicate, and interact with their customers. 5G technology is expected to level up the IT industry in several ways and is considered a game-changer for the future.
One of the key ways that 5G technology will level up the future of the IT industry is by enabling the development of new applications and services that require ultra-fast, low-latency connectivity. With 5G, it will be possible to transmit massive amounts of data at incredibly high speeds, opening up new possibilities for everything from virtual and augmented reality to autonomous vehicles and smart cities.
One of the key benefits of 5G technology in the IT industry is its ability to support data-intensive applications and services such as virtual and augmented reality, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. However, to realize the full potential of 5G technology, a robust infrastructure is required. This infrastructure must be capable of handling the increased demand for data transmission and processing that 5G technology will create. The infrastructure upgrade required for 5G technology deployment includes increased spectrum, new antenna technology, edge computing, and a fiber optic infrastructure. Delta has developed telecom power solutions that are 5G-ready to provide the necessary infrastructure to support these new applications.
We are ahead of the race and have been continuously developing 5G ready telecom power solutions to meet the increasing demands of the industry. With our advanced solutions, we aim to empower the telecom industry with better network infrastructure, faster data transfer, and reliable connectivity.
Delta Electronics is already working with its customers to develop the infrastructure that will be needed to support the rollout of 5G technology. This includes designing and manufacturing the power supplies, thermal management solutions, and other components that will be required to keep the massive data centers and other IT infrastructure that will support 5G up and running.
As an organization committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility, Delta Electronics is also excited about the potential for 5G technology to help reduce the carbon footprint of the IT industry. With more efficient and effective connectivity, it will be possible to reduce the need for physical travel and transportation, leading to a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly future.
We are confident that 5G technology will level up the future of the IT industry by enabling the development of new applications and services, improving existing infrastructure, and promoting a more sustainable and efficient future. In addition to designing and manufacturing power supplies, thermal management solutions, and other components, Delta is also committed to providing energy-efficient smart solutions to its customers with efficiencies as high as 97~98% available in the highest power densities to save space. With a focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility, Delta’s telecom power solutions can help reduce conversion losses and carbon emissions, further promoting a more sustainable future for the IT industry. As network providers upgrade and add infrastructure, Delta’s 24*7 PAN India service network ensures the highest uptime for network availability, ensuring reliable connectivity for its customers.
Sivakumar Muthusamy, Digital Technologies Practice Head, InfoVision
According to Allied Market Research, the global 5G technology market is projected to reach $797.80 billion by 2030. The emergence of 5G technology brings in the potential to offer faster and more reliable connections with low latency. This low latency attribute is particularly advantageous for supporting emerging technologies applications like the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR).
AI: The application of AI on vast amounts of data can be expedited with 5G’s fast and efficient connectivity. 5G’s role extends beyond facilitating AI inference at the edge as it also contributes to transmitting data from devices to the central cloud for AI model training. One reason why AI and 5G complement each other is that, AI can be implemented and executed across a range of computing environments or platforms that include on-device, MEC (multi-access edge compute), edge cloud, cloud or data center. The powerful and reliable connectivity offered by 5G is necessary to maximize the intelligence and responsiveness of AI across network layers and client devices.
IoT: By offering low latency and high network capacity, 5G has the potential to eliminate the biggest limitations to IoT expansion. With its ability to support a massive number of connected devices, 5G can create large networks of interconnected devices that can communicate with each in real time, therefore improving process optimization, increasing efficiency and enhancing outcomes.
AR/VR: One of the most promising potentials of 5G is its seamless integration into AR and VR. From augmented reality experiences that bring products to life, to immersive virtual experiences that transport customers to new and exciting worlds, 5G technology opens up endless possibilities for businesses to engage and delight their customers in new and creative ways.
5G technology is also at the forefront of revolutionizing the IT industry by facilitating the development of advanced robotics and automation systems.
The horizon of possibility for 5G technology in the IT industry stretches out as far as the human imagination can venture. Its lightning-fast connectivity and unprecedented low latency open up new doors of opportunity, promising to upend traditional ways of living, working and engaging with technology. The limits of this breakthrough technology are constantly being challenged and expanded, with new use cases emerging that promise to drive the next wave of transformation in the IT industry.
5G technology has the ability to unleash unprecedented development and innovation in India’s technology industry. With faster speeds, better capacity, and efficiency than previous generations of mobile networks, 5G might allow enterprises to enter new markets while also opening up new opportunities in domains such as automation and IoT. While its success will be determined by how well it is implemented across the country, early indications suggest that 5G could be the key to unlocking India’s next stage of technological advancement.