The disruptive effect of 5G on cloud

Nobody seems sure what the bigger picture is for cloud computing when it comes to 5G or whether both burgeoning industries might become rolled into one. The continued rollout for the latest connectivity technology could have an impact on what happens to businesses when they choose their digital strategy going into the next decade.

As a minimum, 5G will increase download and upload speeds, which is why it can be heralded as the next generation of network speed. But this means it can deliver several other boosts as well as internet speed and the time it takes to download a large file.

The latency will also be impressively low, meaning that long waits are over. It could affect the main reasons why cloud technology is being ushered in for some cases, as it could reduce the need for companies to speed up their data-processing systems.

Thanks to 5G, the Internet of Things is also ready to take a big step forward, with it now being possible to link up millions of raw data sets from sensors across a city, or around the world. It means all the benefits of cloud infrastructure and systems are likely to be used side-by-side with rather than instead of 5G. Theoretically, this could increase the uses of each fledgling technology, allowing the digital world to benefit from more user scenarios than ever. While questions remain about the order in which everything happens, it seems to be moving fast.