Falcone, Red Hat: "5G will have a disruptive impact, but creating a system will be fundamental"

The company's country manager turns the spotlight on the changes generated by the fifth mobile generation. “Applications aren't limited to just the business world. The ability to access a huge amount of data in real time, and to correlate and analyze them, opens up infinite perspectives in virtually every area " 21 Apr 2022 Rodolfo Falcone Red Hat country manager

In the technological evolution currently underway, there is no doubt that a fundamental role is played by 5G. Compared to the immediately preceding wireless standard, 5G promises much higher speeds and extremely low latency, as well as the ability to connect a higher number of devices at the same time. Combined with other key technologies such as edge computing, IoT and AI, it makes the next generation of mobile communications a fundamental foundation for networking in all areas of life, starting with the world of work. This is because companies benefit most from the features of 5G - early examples certainly include predictive machine maintenance, mobile robots in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles in transport and logistics, or augmented reality applications for technicians. of the support. But the applications of 5G are not limited only to the business world. The possibility of accessing an almost infinite amount of data in real time, and of correlating and analyzing them, opens up infinite perspectives in practically every field. Consider, for example, medicine, in which processes are increasingly digital - having a broader base of skills available will undoubtedly make treatment for patients more effective, as well as timely. But also to the Public Administration which, on the basis of a more constant and widespread connectivity, can find a whole new way to dialogue with citizens, intercepting their desires and needs. Even in agriculture, 5G can increase efficiency by reducing environmental impact: autonomous agricultural machines or drones can be used to detect changes in plant health, soil quality and humidity and apply the right amount of pesticides needed. , water or fertilizers. Another area of application is smart grids, which ensure that the exact amount of electricity needed is generated at any time. In general, cities will be better connected and function more effectively than today thanks to the blazing speed of 5G. All these applications share a common basis, that of better efficiency in the use of resources, which goes far beyond a purely corporate scenario. From this consideration a question arises: is 5G also the technology that can save our world, guaranteeing greater sustainability and social justice? If the opportunities offered by digitization are evident, much will depend on the ability to create a system, sharing the objectives and skills of the various parties involved: public organizations and private companies, telecommunications operators and certification bodies, software vendors and application creators. vertical. In other words, we are facing an epochal revolution, in which technology (5G in primis) will not be an end but an instrument of change. Index of topics Innovative services and technologies to push digital transformation From cloudification to asset virtualization, from predictive planning to converging platforms, from interoperable architectures to "premium" features. Partnerships between the players in the supply chain are becoming stronger and more necessary. How the scenario is evolving and how to face the new challenges, including that of the Green Ict. The panel with market players at Telco for Italy: among the speakers Pierangelo Magli, Telco Media & Entertainment Pre-Sales Lead South Emea of Red Hat.