The rollout of 5G will dawn a new era for edge data centres – but there’s work to do yet


The arrival of 5G has dawned a new era in connectivity and data sharing, and edge data centres will have a crucial role to play in its full rollout. Gartner’s recent report highlights this, as it predicts that by 2025 edge computing will account for 75 per cent of enterprise-generated data. The first major impact of the introduction of 5G will be the movement of massive amounts of data through faster and virtualised networking, as well as wireless infrastructure. Data centres will be at the heart of enabling 5G in all applications for the foreseeable future, and 5G itself will both drive new edge deployments, and enable new edge use cases.

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