The experimental architecture of the deployed 5G network enables data processing on subscriber devices using peripheral computing technologies. It is a distributed computing environment able to place enterprise applications closer to data sources (IoT devices, local edge servers). Orange used the recently released industrial laptop Dell Latitude 9510 with 5G support as a peripheral device.
As a result, several potential opportunities were identified:
- Peripheral computing allows you to analyze and filter data closer to sensors. Moreover, only relevant data are sent to the cloud.
- If necessary, sensitive data can be processed on site where they are protected from direct network connections. This provides a higher level of control over the data confidentiality.
- Cloud storage capacity and network bandwidth requirements are reduced and associated costs decrease herewith because sensor data can be processed directly at the periphery and are not largely sent to the cloud.