5G, IoT, and SD-WAN: The Role of Next-Generation Wireless WAN Edge on Digital Transformation

By Nav Chander, Head of Service Provider SD-WAN/SASE Product Marketing
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There is a lot of discussion about 5G today. The promise of higher bandwidth, new applications like self-driving vehicles, augmented reality and gaming grab a lot of the headlines. Many of these 5G applications will drive more edge networking and edge compute solutions that could benefit from an advanced SD-WAN platform.

For example, a recent KPMG study on 5G and edge computing predicts that the addressable market across the ecosystem for the following five industries will be worth more than $500B by 2023 - industrial manufacturing, connected healthcare, intelligent transportation, environmental monitoring, and gaming.

One of the biggest SD-WAN Edge trends expected to emerge in 2021 is the increasing role of next-generation wireless WAN technologies. Will private 5G services emerge as a preferred wireless WAN access technology for enterprises? Also, will connecting IoT solutions drive the requirements for new capabilities like dynamic segmentation across the LAN & WAN to safeguard IoT devices that require Zero Trust identity-based security?

Aruba recently hosted a fireside chat webinar with two of our technology leaders where we discussed how 5G, SD-WAN and the rapid adoption of IoT devices will impact cloud-first enterprises. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch this webinar on-demand, which unpacks some key questions about the future of WAN connectivity and enterprise use cases involving wireless technologies and SD-WAN including:

  • SD-WANs role in supporting emerging 5G private networking solutions & use cases
  • SD-WAN platform capabilities for secure WAN connectivity for IoT wireless use cases
  • The opportunities and challenges of emerging wireless technology on SD-WAN
  • What is dynamic segmentation and how does SD-WAN improve IoT security and align with 5G network slicing?

Watch the on-demand webinar here.