March Webcast Abstract


Current issues in IIoT wireless technologies and edge computing

Learn about the bi-directional partnership between IoT and 5G

Held on March 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT 

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

IIoT will play a crucial role on the journey toward the fifth generation of wireless communication systems. In this webinar our expert speakers will examine some of the emerging edge architectures, as well as best practices for computational workloads migrating from the cloud to the edge.
For example, the emergence of multi-access edge computing (MEC) technology will extend cloud computing capabilities to the edge of the radio access network, for high bandwidth, low latency, trustworthy access to radio network resources. Recent high-profile partnerships involving AWS, Verizon, AT&T, Microsoft and others indicate growing traction for MEC architectures that bring edge computing into 5G networks.

Other edge computing architectures, such as variants proposed by IIC, IEEE and SASE may find faster traction on private networks and WiFi6 enterprise infrastructures.

An additional presentation will examine how application needs can impact architecture choices regarding edge, fog and cloud computing.
Attend this webinar to be briefed on current issues in IIoT technologies and edge.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn edge computing and gateway functions that adapt between local IoT device networks like Bluetooth CAN and ZigBee and larger area metro networks like 4G, 5G and optical backbones.
  • Explore the bidirectional partnership between IoT and 5G, i.e., where 5G supports IoT interconnect and IoT techniques help optimize the inner workings of 5G networks.
  • Learn about the continuum of computational, networking and storage functions from the cloud, through various layers of edge computing to IIoT endpoint devices.