5G Technology and Edge Computing Intrigue IT Leaders
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Businesses are intrigued by the convergence of 5G wireless networking and edge computing to fuel their enterprise applications. And while the market for such capabilities remains nascent, IT leaders should prepare for the arrival of these technologies, which are maturing rapidly thanks to telco operators and cloud software makers, experts say.

5G comprises next-generation wireless internet standards and technologies capable of running up to 20 times faster with 120 times less latency than 4G. Edge computing, which often connects to but is not a replacement for cloud computing, also reduces lag time by processing compute and storage on or close to endpoints deployed outside the data center, shortening the roundtrip that data needs to travel to help apps respond more rapidly to queries.

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