Two heavyweights in the world of electronics have announced their partnership to bring edge computing, 5G capabilities, and cloud-based solutions to businesses. Samsung and IBM are working together to see to it that the promises of Industry 4.0 are kept through these growing technologies.
The execution of this collaboration will be to utilize Samsung Galaxy 5G devices and end-to-end enterprise network solutions with various solutions from IBM including its edge computing, hybrid cloud, and network expertise/management. Combined with Red Hat’s open architecture, the idea is to create open, hybrid cloud solutions to improve operational performance by gaining better information from the data that is collected. These solutions are being suggested for a wide range of use including less conventional places of operation in the field to standard, modern offices, and privatized 5G networks are not off of the table. Combining the many different layers of spectrum Samsung can connect to through their 5G devices, designing customized 5G network solutions can help businesses enjoy a comprehensive approach to 5G that will be combined with the previously mentioned IBM solutions to take their capabilities even further.
The collaboration should not be a surprise as Samsung and IBM have worked together before and had already begun talking about 5G solutions in the last few years as well as their partnership seen for the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority. A lot of the success the two technological giants are seeing can also be attributed in part to their U.S.-based efforts at the IBM and Samsung Growth Factory. Overall, the idea of providing personalized 5G network solutions is not new either as we have seen many other companies do so for other entities including AT&T and Verizon. DISH Wireless, set to be the nation’s latest major 5G wireless provider, has had similar plans for years.
As we continue to watch DISH’s expansion into the wireless world, we expect to see more and more competition in the enterprise sector to compete with the network solutions DISH and others are building to fit the needs of modern businesses. “What we are recognizing is that companies are not only looking for new solutions, but they are looking to transform their operational processes and efficiencies, and that is something the technology can now facilitate,” said Marisa Viveros, who serves as IBM’s VP of Strategy & Offerings for the Telecom, Media and Entertainment Industry.
Source: Fierce Wireless