Will 5G and IoT Demand More Fiber Infrastructure?

Pat_Thompson Pat Thompson October 6, 2017

This blog post is part of our blog series—Fiber Friday. Our subject matter experts provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics, covering various industry topics.

Let’s face it, we are creating a lot of data. If you are using a smartphone or tablet, then you are creating data. If you are connected to the Internet in any way, then you are using or creating data.

Two technologies that will help us stay connected are the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. Both technologies have garnered a lot of discussion lately and will help networks evolve as we create and use more data. As service providers ponder how their networks will transport this data increase, I’m here to tell them the answer—fiber.

In this Fiber Friday vlog, I describe the role fiber will play in supporting both IoT and 5G.

CLICK TO TWEET: Will 5G and IoT demand more fiber infrastructure? Pat Thompson explains in this blog.

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Pat Thompson

Pat Thompson is VP of Solutions for the Central Office/Headend. In this role, Thompson leads a global team that identifies, develops and implements new product lines that enhance customer value and drive profitable revenue and share growth. Thompson has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.