Recently, CISCO published its annual Internet report white paper, an assessment of the digital transformation to glimpse a vision of the Internet in 2023. Here are 5 takeaways from the report.
1. More speed
The new 5G network will reach a speed of up to 575Mbs, which is 13 times higher than the average mobile connection today, ideal for outdoor network access. And, the average Wi-Fi speed will grow to 92Mbs, or 3x higher than 2018 speeds.
2. More Internet of Things (IoT)
With the roll-out of the 5G network, the much-vaunted IoT will truly arrive, making smart cities a reality; allowing for real-time innoviations such as connected health services featuring remote surgeries; immersive video, a new user experience; fully autonomous vehicles, and more.
3. More new users
The number of users will increase to 5.3 billion, which means that by 2023, 66% of the world's population will have access to the Internet. And, as users increase, so will technology demands, pushing the development and implementation of new and better technologies.
4. More Cyber Attacks
Unfortunately, more isn’t always better. As more and more users and devices become connected, Cyber attacks will become more frequent. Just between 2018 and 2019 alone, global cyber attacks increased by 39%. So as the number of users increases and the "Internet of Things" is implemented, the devices connected to the network will use different applications. All of this could be exploited for malicious intentions; cyber security will have to counteract to secure networks and data privacy as much as possible to further technological development.
5. Advantage: North America
In Latin America, by 2023 70% of the population will have access to the Internet, in countries such as the United States, almost its entire population (92%) will have access. In North America, an average of 13.4 smart devices per capita will be connected to the Internet; in contrast to LATAM countries, where only 3.1 smart devices per person will be connected.
In the coming years, the advent of 5G will allow us to see the true inroads of the Internet of Things. This will open the way to new opportunities for companies that are better able to understand and manage the evolving capabilities available with the 5G network and user needs, as well as new challenges for data security and user privacy.
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