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This coming year is loaded with novelties, especially for the telecommunications and connectivity sector, such as; 5G adapters, the adoption of wireless WAN, or the SD-WAN and ZTNA strategies, among others. About this, Cradlepoint has carried out an analysis of the trends that will predominate this 2023 in the telecommunications sector. “As the organizations continue to expand beyond fixed locations and increasingly deploy fleet vehicles and IoT devices to remain competitive in a digital world, wired connectivity will no longer suffice. This will drive rapid adoption of wireless WANs,” said Donna Johnson, Cradlepoint’s Senior Vice President of Marketing.

5 predictions for telecommunications

These are the 5 trends that will predominate this 2023:5G routers and adapters will outpace 4G deliveries for fixed sites. As network operators around the world continue to expand midband spectrum, enterprise networkers will show their confidence by buying more 5G routers and adapters than 4G models. Those responsible will justify their decisions in two ways; First, they will take the stance of future-proofing their networks. Second, performance improvements from mid-band deployments will start to arrive, reinforcing confidence in the latest generation of cellular.Wireless WAN adoption will continue to accelerate. In 2023, the development of the wireless WAN will be strengthened by those organizations whose countries have suffered natural disasters or crises of some kind such as the pandemic, or have witnessed great economic growth, as they are those that have adopted remarkable flexibility. Industries such as construction, healthcare, and manufacturing will also drive adoption as their success and overall growth increases.

The five predictions that will prevail this 2023 in the connectivity and telecommunications sector

Jointly leveraging SD-WAN and ZTNA strategies will become a “no-brainer” for the enterprise. 2023 will be a pivotal year for 5G adoption, with standalone 5G networks finally coming to fruition. As part of this, we’ll see SD-WAN adoption skyrocket, playing a critical role in helping enterprises transition from wired to wireless WANs. As carriers begin to deploy 5G autonomous networks, SD-WAN will become a necessary requirement to implement network slicing at the enterprise WAN edge to identify, classify, and direct applications to the appropriate network segments..Private 5G adoption will accelerate in new business verticals and drive competition. In 2023, with the evolution of new vendors, consumption models, and technology partners, private 5G deployments will accelerate across many verticals, including industry, higher education, department stores, and mass retail. In fact, IDC’s study, Worldwide Private LTE/5G Infrastructure Forecast, 2022-2026, predicts that the global private LTE/5G market will exceed $8.3 billion in revenue by 2026. As was the case with the early days of the Wi-Fi technology, the private 5G market is also crowded, but the ecosystem will evolve and include clear leaders (such as Ericsson), ensuring its consolidation.5G and the use of IoT containers will take center stage in the evolution of edge computing. “In 2023, we will see the start of the IoT with 5G connectivity and the evolution of the use of edge computing. Specifically, the use of containers for IoT applications will propel edge computing into its next phase of transformation, which will be near real-time decision making. This, coupled with the higher performance and lower latency of 5G, means that the edge in IoT takes place even where cables do not reach or where it is not cost-effective to install them” predicts Dee Dee Pare, Director of Product Marketing at Cradlepoint.

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