3 Ways How Edge Intelligence is Refined With 5G

By CIOReview | Friday, June 28, 2019

The combined forces of edge and 5G present numerable positive use cases and unlocks new areas of the vendors to make extra business profits and shows how the inter-relation will effect changes.

FREMONT, CA: The world of Internet of Things (IoT), the inter-relationship between edge and 5G, along with its deployment, has presented IoT vendors an added benefit of doing more business. The processes are more flexible, intelligent, and useful.

An increase in closed loop applications is observed with the improvement in the 5G network durability, which has created a renewed layer of “fog” computing. The amalgamation of edge computing and network performance will realize “edge virtualization”, a game changer for IoT operations. The three pivotal factors promising a transformation in edge intelligence are:

1. Enhanced Network Reliability to Drive Closed-Loop Applications:

As the shorter distance of transmissions and larger bandwidth decreases the latency, the network is rendered more redundant, deterministic, and dependable with the deployment of a dense network node. With the application of a 5G network, an added level of edge, the multiple-access edge computing layer (MEC) is added, resulting in a reduced transmission time for big data-based applications.

The utilization of 5G technology will assist in achieving low latency, higher frequencies, and the capacity to move intelligence from a centralized network core to the edge of the network. This combination of decreased latency and much dependable network unlocks the closing-the-loop on business and task critical use cases.

2. A Private Fog Layer that is Security-Enabled for Edge Deployment:

Numerable enterprises that have been slow in the adoption of cloud computing and public networks due to lack of reliability and security will be given a solution as 5G is addressing the concerns in the release of 3GPP.  The shared spectrum for private networks supports clients to be independent of mobile network operators. The partnership between the network performance and MEC layer with the installation of 5G will entice the industrial operation leaders with the pleasure of working in systems as good as internal wired networks, server rooms, with no wires or servers.

3. Edge Virtualization Needs Massive Retrofitting on Installed Base and Foundations:

The attributes of 5G that might result in causing disruption are the virtualization of the network while facilitating edge computing is by raising the need for retrofitting. Tools like sensors, networks, computing and analysis, and closed-loop algorithms are providing new options for solutions vendors as it is necessary to retrofit edge intelligence on the existing base.