With the shortest month of the year now over and the dust from PTC’18 finally cleared, it feels like 2018 is well and truly underway. As we like to do every month, let’s take a look back at some of the stories that made the most headlines and created conversation in the world of ICT.
PTC’18 Videos Available to Stream on PTC-TV
Whether you were in attendance at PTC’18 and want to relive some of your favorite presentations or you couldn’t make it to this year’s conference and want to find out what our featured presenters had to say during their keynotes, the action is available to stream on PTC-TV. Our channel also features exclusive content like Executive Interviews and testimonials for PTC so make sure to head over and check it out!
5G Draws Nearer to Becoming Reality
February saw a number of developments made in the march toward 5G. China Mobile signed agreements with Nokia and Ericsson to expand their collaboration on 5G and IoT. In India, mobile market leader Bharti Airtel successfully trialed 5G technology in partnership with Huawei. The country’s government aims to roll out the technology by 2020. While 5G was on display in South Korea during the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, it wasn’t widely available to athletes and attendees on their own devices. Though expectations for the technology are sky high, most seem to believe the business benefits are clear.
The Future of the Data Center
With data centers becoming the backbone of much of the world’s transformation, there has been a lot of speculation about the changes that data centers themselves are set to undergo in 2018. Will data center employees soon be working side by side with AI counterparts? Have certain jobs within the data center become endangered species? One thing is certain: cloud migration shows no signs of slowing down. Cisco’s most recent Global Cloud Index predicts that by 2021, 94% of all workloads will run in some form of cloud environment.
Asia-Pacific Wireless Boom
From a global perspective, one of the most dramatic changes we will see is the massive growth of Internet subscribers and wireless users in the Asia-Pacific region. While the region is home to some of the world’s most connected and technologically advanced places, it is also home to some of the least developed. Recent projections show that by 2022, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to have 4.7 billion wireless subscribers, up from 4.2 billion as of December 2017.