Eagle-Lanner tech blog


Despite the heated discussion and overhyped marketing about 5G in the recent MWC (Mobile World Congress) event in Barcelona, such technology will still take another year or longer to be officially available, said 2020, and that means, all those advertisements from participating tech companies about their ideal services and applications, like all the hypes of IoT, IoV (Internet of Vehicles), and A.I.-based VR/AR, may not come true until 5G is coined and concrete. Like all the technological trends in the past, there have always been transitions from a pre-dominant technology to the next phenomenon, and this time, it is the edge to fit into the 4G to 5G.

From Netflix to YouTube to personal video posting, video is the major driver of bandwidth demand and is shaping the future of network infrastructure. And this massive demand for video is putting pressure on communications service providers to repeatedly upgrade their network infrastructure. Unfortunately, the cost and complexity of upgrading legacy network equipment is prohibitive.

Since the emergence of the Internet, this interconnect technology has been adopted by various industries to improve productivity and competitive edge. In fact, many critical infrastructure owners have adopted the concept of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) in their ICS and SCADA systems. However, despite the benefits, the convenience brought by the Internet has also induced vulnerability of today’s ICS and SCADA infrastructures, as observed from recent attacks on nuclear plants, oil refinery, and water plants. Major incidents include Stuxnet in 2010 and BlackEnergy in 2015, causing severe blackouts.

SD-WAN has revolutionized legacy WAN architecture in a dramatic pace, and like all the widespread technologies, there are always phenomenal reasons behind. SD-WAN adoption is anticipated to reach over $80 billions market by 2021, and there are factors that drive this growth.

The upcoming 5G network is anticipated to generate multiple business opportunities, and it is estimated to become a trillion-level market. Mobile communication applications and services will then be redefined and various vertical applications will also face transformation initiated by 5G. New applications, new business model and new service delivery approach will emerge thanks to the unprecedented networking performance. The current global trends have shown signs that several vertical domains will be impacted first.

Both digital signage and vehicles have been used for advertising for decades, but it is until recent years that both have been integrated to expand the advertising paradigm. Digital signage had long been adopted solely in stationary environments, such as elevators and lobby, while vehicles were frequently used for traditional radio and poster ads. Recently, digital signage has been integrated onto vehicles to form a mobile marketing platform.

Due to recent concerns on the security in global supply chains, particularly in the hardware manufacturing sector in Asia region, the security initiatives for supply chain have become a critical part in the corporate management. In fact, as the supply chain concerns have been elevated, it is essential to reinforce customer confidence with proper security implements that can eliminate vulnerabilities and risks throughout the entire manufacturing and distribution circle.