Cisco 5G Abstract for IEEE

Whether it’s on the move or standing in place, everything needs to be connected. Usually, the preference is for a wireless connection as long as the bandwidth and reliability are at least as good as a tethered connection. The freedom of a mobile wireless connection can lead to new uses. For example, a wireless connection makes it easier to reconfigure a work environment.

True 5G service will provide a seamless heterogenous access network. A mix of different types of mobile wireless access operating seamlessly together will make it possible to deploy the best fit for the need and cost. Software-defined “telco cloud” networks will be the foundation of intent- based networks, which will allow service providers to offer customers the tools and experiences

they need and want.

Enterprises need a mobile wide-area network that is service based with web and cloud service capabilities and pricing. Many businesses benefit from lower latency and compute capabilities that are closer to the end user, fleets, and the business locations.

For example, in many industries, sensors that are enabled by 5G can be used to track the distribution path a product takes to market, from the manufacturing line all the way through its various transportation routes to the final consumer.

Enterprises often need the flexibility of a private network, and many businesses are seriously considering this route to achieve their goals. But they often prefer to focus on their core business and buy network services from a mobile network provider, assuming the provider can provide the control, visibility, and security to empower digital transformation.