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Why 5G eSIM cloud platforms are the next great disruptors

In the 5G era, telecoms should no longer be the default connectivity providers for forward thinkers. The emergence of innovations such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cellular vehicle-to-everything, and smart factories are driving a major shift towards flexible and cost-effective connectivity solutions that are better suited to the needs of businesses and consumers globally. That’s why 5G coupled with cloud computing will bring more power to rapidly transforming organizations, making it easier to maintain connectivity and provide new competitive services within their industries.

It’s essential for companies to shift to 5G eSIM cloud computing services to enable new applications and compete with industry peers — from healthcare and manufacturing to live streaming and IoT. The Gcore 5G eSIM cloud platform helps businesses meet their connectivity and low latency needs as they expand their services while avoiding the need for costly infrastructure investments. As 5G allows companies to become more and more virtualized, scalable 5G cloud solutions are a must for organizations who would rather be disruptors than be disrupted.  


Breaking free from wired connectivity

5G is the latest generation of wireless communication technology designed to deliver faster speeds, lower latency, and greater capacity than its predecessor, 4G LTE. It uses higher frequency bands and advanced technologies to increase network capacity and provide faster data transfer rates. 5G subscriptions now account for 10.7% of all global mobile subscriptions, according to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association, and is projected to grow to 16% and 1.77 billion subscribers by the end of 2023.

Before 5G, businesses would typically have to deal with costly security policies, roaming fees, and VPNs to access applications and workers globally. 5G eSIM cloud computing, however, enables virtual connectivity across the globe without the need for VPN or Wi-Fi. With Gcore’s software-defined eSIM, businesses can connect to corporate resources, remote devices, and Gcore’s cloud platform via local 5G carriers using the Gcore network backbone. This removes the need for unpredictable roaming fees and expensive, complex LAN builds. 

Gcore, a Luxembourg-based secure edge and cloud platform, uses local telcos for access in different locations, but all traffic is ultimately encrypted and routed through their global core. That means that users can safely and reliably connect to 5G in 150+ countries worldwide. With secure private access to cloud services such as IaaS and PaaS Edge Cloud, Gcore’s 5G eSIM offers a cost-effective solution to the coverage and handoff challenges associated with Wi-Fi and LANs. 

While Verizon and AWS offer somewhat similar services, where users can access AWS applications through their SIM cards, this service is solely limited to the US. Gcore offers businesses all over the globe a dependable and high-speed networking option. 

“Our expanding selection of services, including the groundbreaking 5G eSIM Cloud Solution, empowers organizations to unlock new possibilities and stay ahead in an ever more connected world,” says Andre Reitenbach, CEO of Gcore. “Our mission is to build easy-to-use, global, and secure edge computing solutions that drive the digital transformation of enterprises across industries where performance and low latency are paramount, such as gaming, healthcare, e-commerce, fintech, and beyond.” 


Revolutionizing healthcare with 5G

In healthcare, 5G technology allows doctors and medical providers to observe patients through associated devices that continuously distribute data on key indicators such as blood pressure and heart rate. With real-time data transmission, 5G can improve emergency response times by enabling faster communication between emergency responders and medical professionals. 

A 5G eSIM cloud platform can also be used to efficiently transmit and analyze X-ray images, which are typically large files that require high-speed connectivity and significant processing power for analysis. When doctors send the X-rays to a cloud-based AI platform, patients can receive AI-informed diagnoses, improving the efficiency and accuracy of medical treatments.

Another key application is remote patient monitoring, where patient symptoms can be analyzed without the need for patients to travel to primary care facilities and have a face-to-face appointment with a medical professional. Since the 5G connection is fully encrypted, the patient data remains securely stored in the network throughout the process.

In the 5G-enabled health ecosystem, patients will become less passive consumers and more active participants in managing their own health. By taking independent actions to manage their wellbeing, diagnostics, and treatments, patients can improve their quality of life and medical outcomes while simultaneously reducing their healthcare costs.


Revving up road safety

Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) platforms are the foundation for vehicles to communicate with each other and everything around them, providing a higher level of predictability for enhanced road safety. The global C-V2X market is expected to experience significant growth in the near future, with projections reaching $26.2 billion by 2030, with a compound annual growth rate of 43.7% over the forecast period. The increasing demand for safer, more efficient, and more connected driving are the key drivers of this growth.

5G is crucial for C-V2X because it provides the necessary network infrastructure for C-V2X to function at its full potential. With low-latency access to cloud infrastructure, data analytics can be run in real-time on sensor data from the vehicle, enabling secure connectivity, in-car telematics, and even autonomous driving.

By investing in the future C-V2X, Gcore has set up edge nodes in many different locations worldwide to help reduce latency and improve network infrastructure for data transfer. This means that a car connected to 5G in Tokyo doesn’t have to send data back to Luxembourg to get an answer, but can instead connect to the edge nodes in the local area for secure application. 

Once again, the 5G eSIM cloud platform unlocks these capabilities thanks to remarkable speed. By acting as a hub for real-time data exchange, with high processing power for real-time data analysis, the platform accelerates the possibilities of C-V2X technology.

“Right now, when you ask Siri ‘how’s it going’ on older networks, it can take up to 5-10 seconds to get a response while the program processes the data,” says Vsevolod Vayner, Product Director at Gcore. “5G is much more efficient in transferring data from point A to point B, enabling lightning-fast interactions between devices and vehicles.”


Streaming without interruptions

Live streaming video content delivery network (CDN) is a technology that works behind the scenes to ensure viewers enjoy uninterrupted viewing. Gcore is the highest-rated and one of the top five CDN providers with over 11,000 partners globally. Its award-winning routing management system and peering between streaming platforms, customers, and other internet platforms enables them to distribute traffic and cache content in their CDN notes. 

A CDN-backed 5G solution is especially important in a cross-border remote work environment where businesses depend on high speed connectivity for meetings and conferences. CDNs provide a scalable infrastructure that can handle large amounts of traffic, which is critical for video and audio conferences where many remote employees may be accessing the content simultaneously. 

The high-speed connectivity of a 5G eSIM solution makes it ideal for high-quality video and audio content with minimal latency, which results in a more immersive experience for viewers by reducing the delay between user’s actions and the corresponding response in the video. In a live video stream, low latency 5G allows for real-time interactions, such as instant chat or live polling, which can enhance the viewer’s engagement and enable the generation of live statistics.

Low latency 5G can also improve the quality of the video by enabling more advanced video features, such as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), live sports broadcasts, and live concerts.


Building the factory of the future

The benefits of 5G eSIM cloud platforms extend beyond consumers into manufacturing. In a time of high volatility due to shorter business and product lifecycles, manufacturers worldwide are facing significant pressure to innovate. Private smart factories are developing rapidly, and are expected to continue to grow and evolve in the coming years. 5G networks offer manufacturers the ability to build smart factories and truly take advantage of technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, and IoT.

By eliminating the need for wired connectivity, 5G will supplement the high-speed manufacturing environment with a far greater degree of flexibility. A 5G eSIM platform provides enhanced security features that help protect the factory’s data and devices by enabling access controls, encryption, and other security measures to prevent unauthorized access and protect against cyber attacks. 

5G can also provide real-time monitoring of factory processes, allowing operators to quickly identify and respond to potential safety hazards, reducing the risk of accidents. The mobile 5G technology also allows for predictive maintenance, real-time inventory tracking, supply chain optimization, and quality control. 


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