An anonymous reader writes: The chief of Germany's 5G Lab Dr. Frank Fitzek explains how ultra-fast, ultra-low-latency 5G will use commodity hardware to control driverless cars and billions of IoT devices.
Generally, Dr. Fitzek sees the OCP Telco Project to be a strategic initiative to move the cloud closer to the network's edge, where apps can be built to perform complex functions. It is a telecom-specific platform, combining Network NFV and SDN. He sees many more types of apps than the classic policy management use cases in technical literature that explain SDNs. He predicts an Internet of Things (IoT) with apps at the network edge that control autonomous vehicles and other types of autonomous devices, including robots, drones, and farm equipment.