5G, 5th Generation Mobile Network, is expected to be rolled out across the globe by the end of 2022, and is foreseen to be upto 20 times faster than 4G. This rollout is expected to create a lot of opportunities for both – people and businesses – equally
Considering the modern scenario, citizens are highly dependent on digital connectivity, especially over their smartphones. The enhanced connectivity or speed, ultra low latency (no buffering) and increased bandwidth, will transform the entire Internet experience, explicitly with advanced facilities such as – 4K Video Streaming, VR enabled Games & AR and Extended reality (XR) applications. This will also help industries to introduce futuristic services such as – E-health, Connected Vehicle, Smart and intelligent systems.
The adoption of Edge Computing over the 5G network will work together to solve the larger Internet challenges. While 5G will reduce the network latency, by placing the compute and storage resources within the telecom network infrastructure (close to the customer), it further reduces the latency associated with various central locations (Data Centers, Cloud Service Providers).
Edge Computing through Hyperlocal Local Edge & Edge Cloud
The key focus of 5G technology and network infrastructure is to not only offer high speed content delivery to the end customer but also increase reliability, which was one of the major challenges faced by telcos, while rolling out the 4G Network.
To achieve this, Edge computing will play a major role, by offering stable low-latency experience, whilst reducing physical proximity between the end-customer and the content availability. This will be achieved by moving the core Network infrastructure, Compute and Storage infrastructure and the Security infrastructure from the centralized approach to the decentralized Edge Cloud ecosystem.
The bottom layer of the edge computing ecosystem, HyperLocal Edge Cloud, reduces the dependency of connected infrastructure (User to cloud over Internet) and serves the content or decision against some certain data points, by processing locally using the HyperLocal Edge Computing and storage capacity. The built-in (Chip driven) edge computing capabilities like NPU (Neural Processing Units), offered to process ML/AI algorithms in a Chip, will increase the capabilities of the Edge computing ecosystem for the data processing and decision making.
The upcoming technologies such as Glass based chips (instead of silicon) and DNA based storage, will drastically change the world of Edge computing and it may become as powerful as a centralized cloud ecosystem.
SugarBox Networks’ patented technology to build Edge Cloud and Hyperlocal Edge Cloud solutions, enable high performance and reliable Edge ecosystem to manage content delivery smartly and effectively. The Research oriented development approach opted by SugarBox, helps to introduce focused and customized solutions for customers and partners.
It also offers seamless low latency, high reliability and scalable data delivery. Further, Sugarbox is in the process of building geographically distributed Edge-First nodes and building an Intelligence driven Edge Cloud platform to optimize the utilization of the infrastructure. The adaptive and scalable approach opted by Sugarbox Networks, builds the capability to integrate the entire ecosystem with a 5G driven network in collaboration with telcos.
It has been expected that the SCI-FI like use-cases are going to be full-filled in reality over the 5G network. And to implement this successfully, an edge and hyperlocal edge ecosystem is necessary to deliver these technologies and applications anywhere. This approach will help to move the high performance computing near to the customer and reduce the end-to-end latency.