Edge & 5G will pave the way for Telcos to deliver immersive entertainment on the move

With hundreds of billions of dollars involved in the gaming industry, no doubt exists that people are always on the lookout for more extreme experiences with less downtime and interruptions. As games become more advanced and resource hungry, telcos must keep up with demand and provide the type of service that makes it all possible.The ever-increasing interconnec-tivity of people and devices around the world has fueled the need for faster and more powerful ways of data collection and processing. Telcos that are the primary provid-ers now look to edge and 5G connections as a way to deliver increased immersion for gamers, streamers, and e-sports fanatics who primarily access their media of choice from mobile devices. This change from current wireless connections to cloud computing offers new possibili-ties for customer satisfaction and revenue.Why Edge and 5G boost immersive powerFrom a technological standpoint, these new advancements offer faster speeds (low latency), higher bandwidth and more immediate access to people and companies outside the most active connec-tivity zones. As much as the world is crisscrossed with wireless signals these days, there are still places where connect-ing to the cloud for immersive entertain-ment experiences the diffus-ers with high latency and interruptions.Existing broadband and 4G technologies serve most people near the telco hardware well enough to enjoy the latest games, watch videos on their smartphone, and take care of many business tasks on the go. 5G can reach speeds ten times faster than the 4G, ultra-low latency and mobility. Combine this benefit with edge computing, and the same low latency experience will be available for everyone. Edge computing pulls processing out of the cloud and into local space. This can include an individual computer, local edge server, or IOT gadget.The Human-Interest factor in low-latency connectionsWith hundreds of billions of dollars involved in the gaming industry, no doubt exists that people are always on the lookout for more extreme experiences with less downtime and interruptions. As games become more advanced and resource hungry, telcos must keep up with demand and pro-vide the type of service that makes it all possible.These types of improvements go far beyond the realm of gaming and watching live streams, however. As the expectations and realities of constant high-speed access increase, 5G and Edge will fuel advances for business services, greater use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in both home and industrial settings, and ultra low latency dependent practices like distance medical care and telesurgery.