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As digital transformation continues to proliferate across the enterprise, the need to access the internet with speed has also grown. This demand comes on the back of adjustments from organizations to a more data-driven, hands-off approach to decision-making. With more data comes the need for faster internet to enable the assimilation and productivity of data loads. Following a partnership between NTT and ServiceNow to accelerate the adoption of 5G, NTT says it’s rolling out next-generation internet connectivity with private 5G (P5G).
A report by Gartner predicts 5G will follow a similar rate of adoption to the 4G and LTE technologies and the adoption rate of customizable 5G services in tier-1 cities will reach 60% by 2024. The report further showed that increased adoption will be driven partially because of industrial demand, leading to pressure on communications service providers to upscale their services.
For Shahid Ahmed, group executive vice president of New Ventures and Innovation at NTT, edge compute is a key architectural component of P5G adoption, as it enables and supports low-latency and high-bandwidth applications and use-cases. He said enterprises will increasingly build edge-to-cloud strategies with IoT, edge and P5G all working in concert to meet the need for fa...