Solution for increased data traffic caused by 5G passes through data centers

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30/11/2021 - General

Solution for increased data traffic caused by 5G passes through data centers

Posted by: SC Inova Newsroom.

The conclusion of the auction of the frequencies of the fifth generation of mobile telephony (5G) at the beginning of November has fostered optimistic positions from various sectors of society, whether public or private entities. The preponderant reading is that the low latency combined with the increase in the capacity of simultaneous connection, which creates a perfect scenario for the massification of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city projects, will be a technological, economic and social milestone when it is fully operational in Brazil.

In fact, the numbers related to this new moment in telecommunications are not modest. That's why some draw attention, such as the 1.5 million petabytes that will circulate between devices through the new frequencies to be explored by the telephony operators that won the contest. Although the sum includes a global forecast made by the consultancy Juniper Research, it helps to reinforce the image that Brazilian organizations need strategies and actions that prevent traffic congestion in the face of such growth.

According to the report, it is critical that companies include the virtualization of network functions in order to reduce the strain on the infrastructure arising from the increase in traffic with the adoption of 5G, as the challenges to meet the demand will be increasing and frequent. Revenue from services offered on the new technology is expected to exceed US$ 600 billion by 2026 due to the increased consumption of mobile games and immersive reality.

For cloud storage specialist Marcos Stefano, CEO of Armazém Cloud, the growth in the volume of data directly impacts the storage and processing capacity of this information, which is not a reality for many companies and public institutions. “The constant need for server cooling, due to Brazilian weather conditions, in addition to the high costs of implementing the infrastructure, reinforce the importance of entrepreneurs and public managers increasingly thinking about services such as DCaaS”, says the executive of the company that has an interconnected network of data centers.

The advancement of the cloud as a key element of the IT infrastructure is based on the IDC consultancy forecast, which points out that spending on Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS and PaaS) in public cloud in Brazil are expected to reach US$ 3 billion, up 46.5% over last year; the expected growth for this year in the private cloud, of US$ 614 million; and mainly to private clouds as a service (DCaaS), which will grow by 15.5% compared to the time of this segment in 2020.

The study points out that more than half of the companies surveyed say that they are running critical environments, which demonstrates the need for an evolution based on cloud.


In recent years, the provision of public services through digital platforms – websites or apps – and the elimination of the need for citizens to travel to public bodies has given new impetus to the hope that digital governments will become a reality in all spheres. administrative. It is true that much remains to be done, such as the complete integration of state databases, for example, but the possibility of rapid information traffic through fifth-generation cellular networks should also contribute to the construction of public policies.

By 2026, Brazil should have more than 200 million cell phones operating on 5G. Each device opens the possibility of data verification - with due observance of the General Data Protection Law (LGPD) -, generation of reports and monitoring of activities that can be used by public managers in order to bring citizens closer to institutions.


It is important for companies across industries and government institutions to have resilient structures such as cloud-based data centers / Photo: Christina @ / Unsplash


In addition to the innovations traditionally associated with smart cities - such as improving safety through the efficient control of public lighting at a distance, monitoring floods with sensors in rainwater networks and increases in urban mobility - it is possible to expect gains in the processing time of bureaucratic processes and transparency in the relationship with the public.

“In this way, it is important that companies from different sectors and government institutions have resilient structures such as data centers based on the cloud”, says Stefano. It would be a waste not to process such important information for the improvement of life in Brazilian cities due to the strangulation of the capacity of the existing infrastructure today, especially at a time when it is possible to count on solutions 'as a service’, much more technically and financially optimized than local structures.” For him, the central points of this transformation are the data centers, which must be adapted to the increase in demand with high availability, excellent energy supply, flexibility and scalability.

For some experts, the adoption of projects of this type will be a necessity given the trend that 70% of the world's population will be living in cities by 2050. The conclusion is that smart cities lose the status of a “futuristic dream” and become a condition sine qua non for the management of spaces, improving the quality of life of citizens by providing an easier environment to do business, offering smart mobility and enabling an effective statistical mapping that supports the elaboration of inclusive and result-oriented public policies, among other advances.

“5G is an opportunity for Brazil to overcome historical difficulties connections related to its continental dimensions and lead a high-level agenda in favor of the economy, looking at the opportunities that technology brings for applications such as telemedicine, agro 5.0, smart cities, industry 4.0, among others”, concludes Stefano.