Wireless technology is inevitable for today’s communication requirements. Therefore, it is critical for the business world to remain updated on the current trends underlining the wireless industry.
Fremont, CA: Wireless technology has a pivotal role in the contemporary business world as a key communication tool. The wireless industry has been abuzz with emerging technologies including autonomous vehicles, self-driving vehicles, drones, and medical devices within the imminent years, according to a recently published report by the Gartner Inc.
Communication technologies have taken more than five decades to evolve. The 1G was a product of the 1980s, and it is in the 2020s that 5G is being deployed. The future will see a fast-paced evolution of communication technologies like never before.
IT leaders and enterprises require to be updated about these trends and technologies. The most prominent wireless technology trends are around the developments in 5G technology. The critical aspect of 5G technologies is that they are still in their nascent stages and require skills which many enterprises are unable to extend presently.
5G is expected to provide an infrastructure which can have an impact on the ways of communication in the current world. The technologies would support quicker mobile connections, faster streaming of smoother movies, quick upload and download of content, and so on. 5G has become a reality in some parts of the U.S. However, it is nowhere near leveraging its full potential. More 5G deployment is expected by 2020. The complete rollout appears to be years away, it might be possible towards the end of the 2020s.
Present mobile customers need high-speed rates of data transfer along with highly reliable services, and the 5G wireless networks are equipped with a potential to extend the much needed speed. These future-oriented 5G networks are certain to be driven by the ever-expanding wireless abilities and speeds presented by the high-frequency millimeter waves.
Despite its emergence, 5G is still not beyond the infancy stage. When it is deployed, most of the network operators will concentrate on the sales of high-speed broadband. But, the 5G standard is increasing, and the future-oriented iterations are all set to improve 5G in areas such as the low-latency applications and IoT.
The current contemporary wireless networks have to deal with more traffic and more people. The number of devices part of the network and consuming more data has also increased. Business leaders, bringing in technology innovation to facilitate technological transformation need to identify and drive emerging and innovative wireless technologies such as 5G. As the next step, an absorption roadmap has to be created.
The millimeter wave technology will also gain huge importance in the future wireless technology. There is a bandwidth shortage encountering the wireless carriers across the globe owing to the increase in mobile data besides the high-speed communication requirements. These two factors have pushed the millimeter wave technology to the forefront and the exploration of the 30GHz to 300 GHz, millimeter wave frequency. This range is between microwaves and infrared waves. The past decade has seen the emergence of technologies which has empowered the use of millimeter waves to tackle the challenges arising due to high-speed communication and lower frequency.
Autonomous cars deserve a special mention as both traditional and autonomous cars will require communicating with each other besides the road infrastructure. This would be facilitated by the V2X wireless systems. V2X or the ‘vehicle to everything’ car communication system makes information through sensors, and other sources travel via increased bandwidth, high-reliability, low-latency, and so on, which facilitate the autonomous driving.
The autonomous cars of the future will communicate to other cars, to the road infrastructure, to pedestrians having a smartphone, and to data centers through cellular networks. The communication requirements vary depending on the use cases, and it is important for the communication systems to handle these requirements cost-effectively and efficiently. How this effective communication takes place will be a key factor in the future wireless technology.
The other prospective wireless technology trends range from long-range wireless power, LPWA Networks, enhanced wireless tracking, wireless sensing, backscatter networking along with the software-defined radio (SDR).