Data analytics will take a leap forward with the introduction of 5G networks, new research suggests.
A new report from Frost & Sullivan focuses on the market for data analytics solutions for service providers, and says that the launch of 5G will have a “significant impact” by creating a need to analyse important metrics flowing between connected devices.
Automated, easily deployable big data analytics solutions will gain the most traction, according to the report.
“Vendors need to enhance their data analytics solutions with machine learning capabilities to optimise 5G services management,” commented Rohan Joy Thomas, industry analyst for measurement and instrumentation at Frost & Sullivan. “Already, they are transitioning from hardware probes to standardised software probes to reduce costs and interoperability issues while deploying monitoring solutions. The solutions that can test and monitor network infrastructure end-to-end are likely to experience the highest uptake.”
Frost & Sullivan forecasts that the market will continue growing at a high double-digit rate between now and 2023, driven by a surge in data traffic and the subsequent rise in network densification; the proliferation of Internet of things (IoT) and the rise in adoption of connected devices; the adoption of virtualisation among network operators; and the launch of 5G services.
Growth opportunities include enhancing solutions with AI to help them intelligently analyse the type of traffic in the infrastructure, and then apply the relevant network management policies; and delivering data solutions that network operators can use to identify areas of high radio access network (RAN) congestion, with the data then being used for planning future small cell deployments.
Download your copy of Osborne Clarke’s Next-generation connectivity report to read more about the impact 5G technology will have on a range of different sectors.