In a 5G ecosystem, a feature of service quality diversity will find ground. With the introduction of deep fiber extraction systems now, telecom will be better placed to maximize their investment profits
The next generation wireless technology, 5G, has the potential for explosive growth, and the need is being met. Interestingly, technology has in some ways been linked to the myth that it can eliminate the need for wireless networks, even in backhauls. Truth is another way – 5G simply cannot achieve its true potential in the absence of anything less than deep fiber.
The promise of 5G
Driven by faster speeds, improved performance, and more reliable connectivity, 5G will accelerate the adoption of new technology as something unpopular for taxpayers we see, smart homes, and machine-to-machine communication
5G promises a large adoption of home-based drones, remote health monitoring services, and self-driving cars. A large amount of real-time data will be collected and shared as 5G promotes and thrives in boosting the digital economy.
For 5G to pass the rapid adoption of new digital applications, it will require greater intensity of small cells as part of a complete network design.
The existing network infrastructure, designed to revolve around macrocells, is not equipped to control the spread of mobile traffic that will be built not only by millions of users but also billions of IoT devices.
Deep fiber equates to network efficiency
With the ability to deliver speeds of 10Gbps and less than 1ms latency, 5G output will lead to a significant increase in devices. There will be new and exciting programs that will emerge after the release of 5G, as discussed above.
Many of these applications require ultra-low latency but very high bandwidth to ensure the desired levels of service and user experience.
To support these speed and latency requirements, 5G networks will require ten times smaller cells compared to 4G and reach 250 times as many cells compared to 3G mobile networks, according to various industry sources.
As a result, backhaul networks will need to be expanded to accommodate these small cells, and as a result 5G requires deep fiberisation to achieve its true power.
While India has about 600,000 telephone towers, about 15% of it is connected via fiber optical. In contrast, in countries such as the US, China, and Japan, about 65% to 80% of telephone towers are connected via fiber optical. India needs to close this gap to improve its capabilities during the 5G era.
It is often argued in this context that high-band 5G bands may be more efficient for retrieval requirements, and thus, reduce the need to use fiber.
In fact, many 5G waves that I can use, especially millimeter waves, suffer from various limitations. Generally, these waves can travel only a short distance. Also, they cannot penetrate walls and other concrete structures effectively. As such, 5G users will need to be adequately supported with Wi-Fi based optical fiber downloads and other features, or within buildings.
With fiber, telecom service providers can overcome these troubling issues.
Choosing the right infrastructure partner
For telecom service providers, 5G promises to start new revenue streams but also many service-related challenges. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the basic fiber infrastructure is of the highest quality and can deliver uninterrupted performance in the most challenging situations.
India is a country that recognizes the diversity of climates, terrains, and human patterns. In addition, the evolving economic situation means that roads are being built or added continuously, and some service providers such as water and electricity companies are also putting their infrastructure next to fiber.
Fiber infrastructure should be able to withstand all age conditions without fail. This requires the fiber to be of a very reliable and quality standard. It should be able to be patient enough to reduce the need for adjustment due to cuts and curves. Overall, it should be able to reduce the total cost of telcos ownership and future proof of their investment over time.
By choosing the right types of fiber such as non-flexible cables and collaborating with special programmers and experts, telcos can ensure building reliable and high-speed communication networks with the potential to grow in the future.
Looking ahead, network investment in 5G will play a major role in transforming the global telecom system. There is a growing realization of fiber capabilities that provides reliable, inexpensive, and fast data transfers.
Globally, it has been observed that those service providers who have expanded their fiber output may receive a higher market share. In a 5G ecosystem, a feature of service quality diversity will find ground. By implementing deep fiber extraction programs now, telcos will be better positioned to maximize their investment profits.
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