CAPRE’s Carolinas Data Center Summit: “5G Will Be the Enabler of the Next Generation of Technology”

CHARLOTTE, NC – It doesn’t matter if you’re in New York, Santa Clara, Dallas, or Ashburn, everyone is talking about 5G. And that’s especially true in the Carolinas, which is primed and prepped to step out into the spotlight once this new technology is widely deployed. That’s why CAPRE’s Carolinas Data Center Summit  featured a panel discussion about what to know and what to expect — “5G Implementation, Its North American Rollout & Impact on Data Centers: The Realities, Challenges and Obstacles for the Industry’s Next Major Milestone.” Early in the discussion, Moderator Ryan Chappell, Business Development Manager at Rosenberger asked one of his panelists, Tony Rossi, Field Application Engineer at Commscope, for his thoughts on a less visible aspect of the discussion – 5G within data centers. “Tony, you were talking about IoT and speed earlier, so this question is for you. 5G will definitely increase the speed at the Edge. everyone understands that. And there will be more consumption at the Edge. But does that directly translate back to needing higher data rate speeds within the data center?” he asked. “Not necessarily. Where that Edge is taking place, or where the data center becomes [the Edge], is going to be different for each business use case,“ replied Rossi. “So when you’re looking at, say, augmented reality or autonomous vehicles, that’s going to generate a ton of traffic. But it’s all going to stay relatively local to what’s going…