5G and Edge Computing

In today’s highly connected world, businesses need low latency and high bandwidth to power their digital activities. The deployment of 5G technology presents a significant growth opportunity, and when integrated with edge computing, it can boost connectivity and deliver real-time, data-driven services. As IT professionals, it’s important to understand the technical aspects of these technologies and how they can benefit businesses. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the technical details of 5G and edge computing and explore their potential at Axiata Digital Labs.

Understanding the Need for 5G and Edge Computing Technology:

5G technology has been around for several years globally, but it’s a relatively new technology in Sri Lanka. With the growth of 5G devices, such as mobile devices, laptops, and tablets, businesses in Sri Lanka are starting to recognize the need for 5G technological hubs that provide seamless connectivity with 5G and edge computing. 5G technology has the potential to bring significant benefits to multiple industries, speeding up their digital transformation. Sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, ports, health, and retail can adopt 5G in the first stages to reap the benefits. For example, with real-time data delivered via 5G, farmers can monitor, track, and automate their systems, reducing dependency on manual labor. The apparel sector is exploring automation options, and 5G can enable the building of “smart factories” that achieve greater safety, efficiency, and automation.

Benefits of 5G and Edge Computing Technologies:

By utilizing 5G and edge computing, companies can achieve significant benefits such as ultra-low latency, near-time performance, and improved bandwidth usage.

Ultra-Low Latency: 5G and edge computing are essential in gaining ultra-low latency across various edge devices and uses. With the growing need for smart technologies, ultra-low latency devices can reach their full potential. At Axiata Digital Labs, we recognize the importance of ultra-low latency, especially for use cases such as autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and remote surgery.

Near Real-Time Performance: The combination of 5G and edge computing enables companies to collect large amounts of data to optimize operational systems. With these technologies, enterprises can analyze data in instances that yield the most value. For example, in the retail industry, real-time data analysis can help retailers predict customer behavior and optimize their supply chain.

Improved Bandwidth Usage: Edge computing is critical to the success of 5G network technology. With edge computing, businesses can offload data processing and storage from the cloud to the edge of the network, reducing latency and improving bandwidth usage. This approach is especially useful in environments where latency and bandwidth are critical, such as industrial IoT and healthcare.

At Axiata Digital Labs, we recognize the importance of 5G and edge computing and are actively working to develop innovative solutions that can help businesses thrive in the digital age. Our expertise in emerging technologies, combined with our industry knowledge and experience, makes us an ideal partner for businesses looking to adopt 5G and edge computing. With our solutions, businesses can benefit from increased connectivity, improved performance, and better bandwidth utilization, all while driving their digital transformation.