The fifth generation of cellular connectivity – known as 5G – has dominated technology industry headlines while significantly impacting provider strategies and offerings. 5G offers an array of exceptional benefits including higher speeds, increased network capacity, network slicing, and reduced latency.
Most 5G publicity stems from its anticipated impact on smartphones, with all major U.S. carriers having now limitedly deployed 5G networks in varying capacities. However, 5G will also have a considerable impact on businesses, especially within Digital Industry. As companies continue to digitally transform throughout 2020, 5G will increasingly provide immense enhancements that beget unprecedented business benefits.
Perhaps more so than any other technological area, the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to greatly benefit from 5G’s growth. 5G’s drastically improved speeds, decreased latency, reliability, and network slicing capabilities all address key IoT needs, especially with regard to critical use cases. IoT is absolutely integral to enterprise digital transformation efforts and future IoT proliferation and market maturity will be intertwined with 5G’s continued development in 2020.
As we look ahead to the upcoming year, for enterprises, the importance of 5G’s features and expected increased availability is apparent. The new standard will offer a myriad of advancements that will help propel connectivity and subsequently improve technological capabilities. In 2020, 5G will cement itself as crucial to supporting transformation projects in Digital Industry.
To learn more about 5G and other key topics as we head into the new year, save the date to join Momenta Partners for our upcoming webinar on predictions for 2020 on January 16th. The webinar will provide an insightful assessment of the issues and trends set to shape Digital Industry in 2020 while helping you discern their prospective impact on your business.
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