Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 20 | Page 35

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY cannot fully rely on 5G public infrastructure for delivery,” added Fabre. Top use cases for 5G IoT communications remains the most popular target use case for 5G, with 59% of the organisations surveyed expecting 5G-capable networks to be widely used for this purpose. The next most popular use case is video, which was chosen by 53% of the respondents. Status of 5G deployment a portfolio of digital twin initiatives that provide short (within one year) and midrange (within five years) paybacks. Simultaneously, they need to conduct a threat and opportunity analysis of their current business ecosystem, incorporating digital twin developments by competitors or partners. More detailed analysis is available to Gartner clients in Hype Cycle for IT in GCC, 2018. Analysts are set to share expert advice on ‘How to Plan for the Digital Future’ at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, March 4 to 6 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Survey reveals two-thirds of organisations intend to deploy 5G by 2020 Meanwhile, Gartner has revealed that 66% of organisations plan to deploy 5G by 2020. That’s according to the company’s new 5G use case and adoption survey which showed that organisations expect 5G networks to be mainly used for Internet of Things (IoT) communications and video, with operational efficiency being the key driver. “In terms of 5G adoption, end-user organisations have clear demands and expectations for 5G use cases,” said Sylvain Fabre, Senior Research Director at Gartner. “However, one major issue that 5G users face is the lack of readiness of INTELLIGENT TECH CHANNELS Issue 20 To fully exploit 5G, a new network topology is required, including new network elements such as edge computing, core network slicing and radio network densification. communications service providers (CSPs). Their 5G networks are not available or capable enough for the needs of organisations.” To fully exploit 5G, a new network topology is required, including new network elements such as edge computing, core network slicing and radio network densification. “In the short to medium term, organisations wanting to leverage 5G for use cases such as IoT communications, video, control and automation, fixed wireless access and high-performance edge analytics Gartner predicts that, by 2022, half of the CSPs that have completed commercial 5G deployments will fail to monetise their back-end technology infrastructure investments, due to systems not fully meeting 5G use case requirements. “Most CSPs will only achieve a complete end-to-end 5G infrastructure on their public networks during the 2025-to-2030 time frame – as they focus on 5G radio first, then core slicing and edge computing,” said Fabre. Gartner advises that, to meet the demands of businesses, technology product managers planning 5G infrastructure solutions should focus on 5G networks that offer not only 5G radio but also core slicing and edge computing infrastructure and services for private networks. CSPs alone may not fully satisfy the short-to-midterm demands of organisations that are keen to deploy 5G quickly. “Private networks for enterprises will be the most direct option for businesses that want to benefit from 5G capabilities early on,” added Fabre. “These networks may be offered not only by CSPs but also directly by infrastructure vendors – and not just by the traditional large vendors of infrastructure, but also by suppliers with cloud and software backgrounds.” Gartner clients can read more in the report Survey Analysis: Product Leaders Must Have a Robust 5G Plan to Meet Expectations of End Users. ˜ 35