As the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona draws near, the tech industry is abuzz with excitement. Key themes like The “G” in 5G stands for generation. 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. 5G is characterized by bigger channels (which improves throughput), lower latencies allowing for real time applications, and the ability to connect more devices (which is increasingly important as the number of devices has grown exponentially). More and Beyond, Connecting Everything, Humanizing AI is an initialism that refers to Artificial Intelligence. AI is part of many use cases within edge computing. Many AI applications require real-time decision making, which require the ultra low latency capabilities of an edge network. More, Manufacturing DX, Game Changers, and Our Digital DNA take center stage. Recent poll insights point to a growing interest in the intersection of Humanizing AI and advancements in Private Mobile Networks (PMNs).
What’s in store for private mobile networks at MWC 2024? Let’s take a peek and let us know what you think:
1. PMN Deployments and Case Studies
Major telcos and network equipment providers are set to showcase successful PMN deployments in sectors like manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics. Concrete examples will highlight:
- Enhanced Security and Reliability: Dedicated networks offering greater control over data and improved performance for critical operations.
- Optimized Connectivity for Specific Needs: Tailored PMNs meeting unique Bandwidth is the maximum rate of data transfer across a given path. Bandwidth may be characterized as network bandwidth, data bandwidth, or digital bandwidth. It generally refers to the size of the pipe and the speed that carries the data back and forth, not necessarily the volume of traffic that passes through. More, Time required to send data over two points in a network. More, and coverage requirements across different industries.
- Innovation and Automation: PMNs facilitating the deployment of technologies like industrial Internet of Things – Physical objects with the ability to connect and exchange data with each other over the Internet. A network of objects that are embedded with sensors, processing ability, software, to connect to and exchange data with other such objects or networks. More, robotics, and real-time data analytics.
- CIO-Friendly Connectivity: CIO’s are rethinking connectivity in the era of AI. They are looking for reliable and secure connectivity with a dedicated spectrum that is simple to deploy and manage, and scale with their needs.
2. New PMN Solutions and Technologies
Expect announcements of innovative PMN solutions, including:
- Simplified Deployment and Management Tools: Making PMNs more accessible, especially for smaller businesses and non-technical users.
- Advanced Network Slicing Capabilities: Efficient sharing of PMN resources among multiple applications with varying requirements.
- Integration with Cloud and Edge Computing: Enabling real-time data processing and AI-powered applications at the network edge.
- Direct Integration With Enterprise Existing Security and Policy Management: Manage private mobile access like WiFi, using the same IPAM and IAM vs. separate network.
3. Policy and Regulatory Discussions
As PMN adoption grows, MWC will likely host discussions on:
- Spectrum Allocation and Licensing Models for PMNs
- Security and Privacy Considerations for Private Networks
- Collaboration and Interoperability Between Different PMN Providers
4. Partnerships and Collaborations
Expect major players in the telco, IT, and manufacturing industries to announce partnerships for comprehensive PMN solutions. Examples include:
- Ericsson showcasing private 5G solutions for industrial automation and smart cities.
- Nokia demonstrating its cloud-based PMN management platform’s applications in healthcare and logistics.
- Cisco partnering with leading manufacturers for PMNs in factory automation.
- Verizon unveiling new PMN offerings for enterprise customers across various industries.
- Keep an eye on Alef + Casa Systems as we demonstrate why MWC 2024 is a hub of innovation!
Stay tuned for exciting announcements and insights from Alef + Casa as we share the vision for the future of Private Mobile Networks.
MWC 2024 promises to be a platform where industry leaders will shape the digital landscape.