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So much to blog ….Entry for April 19, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

When I started this yesterday, I had a list of about five things I wanted to say on this blog. I then decided on a strategy to list topics as I thought of them and then only have one entry a day. Then later, I heard this great sucking sound. It was as if a…

Hello World ! – May 18, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a blog for about six months now. Initially I didn’t see how any of my contributions to the blogosphere would matter to the world. The importance of this view, however, waned as I became more and more absorbed by the power of Web 2.0. As my participation…

The Achilles heel of every transformative business model is their reliance on ever increasing amounts of data that need to be transported quickly across wide area networks and processed at edge computing end points. To meet this expected demand, the global telecommunications industry is rapidly moving toward a future in which networks must have the agility, flexibility, and scalability to deliver aggregated capabilities through fully programmable networks.

Since the late 1970s, new generations of technology and wireless standards have been introduced every decade through the current transition between 4G and 5G capabilities. Limited data capability was provided using circuit-switching under the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) standard. Improved data rates were brought to the market in the late 1990s by using 2.5G and 2.75G technology, which were named GPRS (general packet radio service) and EDGE (enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution). The introduction of the LTE network later set the standard for high-speed wireless communications on mobile devices and data terminals.

Historically, sovereign nations have managed their telecommunications networks as national assets.

The political negotiations that drove that history led to underlying technological choices and today’s

heated international competition around 5G network deployments. In fact, western nations fear that China’s Huawei Technologies’ dominance of 5G technology could give the Chinese government backdoor access to Western mobile networks and the application. This international competition will determine the availability of specific technologies and telecommunications resources in each geographic region.

For 5G networks, data transfer speed, volume, and latency depend on the spectrum bands used and the network usage context (fixed or mobile). MmWave spectrum is a high-frequency technology that lies between 30 GHz and 300 GHz. It is attractive because its shorter wavelengths create narrower beams, which provides better resolution and security for data transmission. A 5G mmWave system requires a significant infrastructure build but could reap the benefits of data transferred at up to twenty times the speed of current 4G LTE networks. MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) increases throughput by using high-quality signals to receive multiple data streams at a reduced power per stream. Massive MIMO can multiply the capacity of a wireless connection without requiring more spectrum, which could potentially deliver a fifty-fold increase in the future.

These network capabilities are substantially superior to previous wireless technology generations and have subsequently set off the rapid development of many new application requirements and functions. With this new infrastructure, application components are placed in an optimal location to use compute and data storage services of the distributed cloud. The distributed cloud approach increases capacity, availability, and coverage while also limiting data transfer requirements. A distributed cloud solution enables edge computing by using micro and small data centers. Application developers must learn how to exploit these new design requirements to deliver ever increasing value to their end users.

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