Experts consider the importance of the Internet this ‘Internet Day’

Originally posted on Oct. 25, 2018 on Intelligent CIO

October 29 marks Internet Day – a day to celebrate the most important invention in human history, the Internet. A number of leading experts at enterprise technology companies look at how the Internet has changed the business landscape and the risks/rewards that have accompanied this invention.

Todd Krautkremer, CMO at Cradlepoint, commented: “When RAND researcher, Paul Baran, set out to design a more robust, redundancy based communications network, he had no idea he was laying the foundation of the Internet we know today.

“We are now witnessing the birth of another networking revolution with 5G, which is poised to be as transformative as the Internet itself. It has been less than a decade since 4G offered us wireless speeds of up to 100 megabits per second – the turning point for many data-heavy technologies like music. In no time at all, LTE Advanced Pro will be able to deliver speeds up to 10 times faster. 5G will build on this to provide network latency in the single digit milliseconds, massive connectivity for IoT and significantly longer batter life. 5G will provide the foundation for software-defined infrastructure and carrier-edge computing and just like 4G – and the Internet before that – it will act as the springboard for an abundance of fledgling technologies, including Virtual Reality, remote-controlled robotics, telemedicine and autonomous vehicles.”

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