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Digital transformation initiatives are in demand more than ever.  As organizations, both large and small, government or commercial, realize that they need to change in order to stay relevant and continue to support internal and external stakeholders.   The evolution to 5G networks and devices will drive continuing changes in technology to meet the need.  Whether managing a data center, deploying new infrastructure, or constructing or modifying facilities, there are emerging technologies to consider in preparing your organization for change. 

5G Wireless – it’s here and truly is moving us toward an internet of things, connecting people to machines, machines to machines, and perhaps providing the final link between devices the network.  With higher data rates and an increase in more data – be it a more mobile workforce, maintenance support and services, or the desire and need to deliver a technology supported customer experience – organizational adaptability is key.  5G will expand an employee’s ability to access real-time, in the moment data via sophisticated applications, video-conferencing solutions, and “always on” solutions, while maintenance services are being supported and value-adds are realized by technology driven resources that allow a technician to access educational videos and step-by-step instructions, or as we are now seeing the initial concepts and testing of driverless cars, drone delivery services, and the evolution to smart buildings and smart cities infrastructure.

IoT – 5G technology will be key in supporting IoT applications.  As organizations, municipalities, and government agencies begin to deploy wired and wireless sensors that produce large amounts of data – data, which in turn is used to enhance the customer experience, manage individual machines, or a multitude of machines across a network; manage facilities infrastructure to reduce costs or support on-demand needs and resources for employees and office systems; support fleet management, delivery, and tracking applications that reduce waste, better manage inventories, and drive the evolution of same day, on demand service models; or automate the process and offer real-time analytics of people behavior and machine performance.  .

Critical to real-time processing of information the network needs to have very high reliability and a very low predictable latency, use AI to the edge to expand peer to peer communications, and utilize fiber optic network infrastructure to provide low-cost transmission capacity. 

While it may takes years to fully experience and take advantage of this evolution, contact MTS to discuss how we can help to ensure you plan, design and deploy the right solutions to meet your needs, while also providing future-proof technology to meet ever-changing technologies.