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Unlocking the promise of 5G with the power of AI​

Throughout history, there have been a few watershed moments of technological advancement - from the advent of electricity and the invention of the transistor to the birth of the internet. A few years back, 5G held a similar promise, with its potential to reinvent how we communicate, collaborate and create. But while we’ve made progress, that promise is yet to be fulfilled.
Today, with major advances in AI, we stand on the cusp of converting all that potential into real-world applicability.​

AI: The missing piece in the 5G puzzle

Obstacles such as operational complexity, lack of scalability, high costs and massive computational requirements have held 5G back. AI is poised to change this narrative, eliminating the gap between all the buzz and the reality of emerging 5G trends.

To meet modern performance demands, 5G networks will require a new take on quality of service (QoS). AI integration provides a compelling answer in the form of PreQoS, with the ability to predict data rate requirements and ramp up resource allocation efficiency.

The power of AI and machine learning (ML) can make self-healing networks a reality: optimizing, predicting and automatically intervening when an anomal​y is detected.

As organizations accelerate 5G adoption, there's also a pressing need for a multi-vendor open environment that enables seamless integration. Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN), augmented with AI/ML, can help organizations simplify operations and pave the way for innovations in automation, energy conservation and network enhancement.

Service providers rely on network slicing for segmenting 5G networks to support specific services and deploy multiple logical networks over one common infrastructure. AI can transform network slicing from reactive to proactive, making 5G networks more agile and flexible while unlocking new monetization opportunities.​​

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~58% of network providers have already adopted the strategy of content aggregation to generate interest among users.

Recent research shows that in 2023, people are spending 17 hours weekly watching online videos. The spike in video content demand is the perfect scenario for 5G to flex its high bandwidth capabilities.

Powered by 5G and AI, reconfigured mobile networks and denser radio access networks (RANs) can meet the rising downlink and uplink demands of real-time services and applications like video games. Additionally, some of the biggest games are getting dedicated VR support. As the lines between physical and digital get blurred, AR/VR experiences will continue to gain popularity. Better uplink performance will be key in bringing exceptional XR services to life.

And this is just the beginning.​​​

New frontiers waiting to be explored

​Open RAN interoperability and private networks will create game-changing use cases for technologies such as V2X and Video AI. With AI-enabled network slicing, a B2B2X model will deliver diverse market segment opportunities. For B2C consumers, this means tailored service plans offering differentiated app-based experiences. In the B2B space, enterprises will have access to performance-based plans for various applications, benefiting operations like logistics, surveillance and remote AGV control. ​

A bold connected paradigm awaits

From intelligent mobility systems to smart cities and hyper-connected enterprises, 5G is set to reshape our lives. And HARMAN Digital Transformation Solutions is ready to lead the way. This includes:

This consolidated approach allows for the adoption of a bold new paradigm where the incredible promise of 5G is finally a reality with real-world value and real-time, all the time connectivity. ​

Ajit Singh

Communications Vertical Head
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Rajesh Jain

Chief Technology Architect, Communications
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