Machine Learning Network— Fiber Optics vs. 5G Network

Fiber optics or 5G Wireless Network? That is the question.

If you logged on to a search engine and typed in the question, “Does artificial intelligence require the Internet?”  You’d likely see answers on how some bots don’t need the internet to function. Well, the emphasis is on some. The fact is, most artificial intelligence bots only work with a strong internet connection.  The dawn of the 5th Generation network came with a lot of fuss and buzz, and it brought about some breakthroughs in the cyber world. For instance, sometime in 2019, a Chinese cyber-tech company unveiled a 5G remote-controlled vehicle.

 Now, an internet-controlled machine isn’t the most recent tech wonder in the world. However, internet-controlled vehicles are redefining as they push further the introduction of artificial intelligence into our everyday lives.  While you may agree that there’s no limit to the opportunities the internet brings, it’s also worth wondering what you can do with the internet at its current peak.

The Internet’s top speed.

How fast can the internet go? 20Gbps? 50Gbps?

Many factors dictate how fast your Internet speed can go, but what matters most is choosing the type of internet connection that best suits your needs.

If you intend to try Machine learning, you’d need the fastest internet you can get. Here’s why?

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that helps computer programs, without explicit command, use data in accurately predicting results. It processes data in real-time and constantly requires massive data exchange.

Note the key points. “Real-time processing and massive data exchange.” That cements the need for a fast internet connection to enable a smooth and quick processing flow.

The two top dogs of internet connection speed as we know it are the 5G wireless network and the fiber optics.

Which do you need?

A quick comparison will help you decide. The 5G network works with radio waves for data exchange.  Although in its early stage of development, the 5G network does possess a great deal of speed that can go as fast as 20Gbps.  Another interesting fact about the 5G network is its reach.  At 10Gbps to 20Gbps, a 5G station can stretch a little over 100 meters.

How about fiber optics?

Fiber optics use light in transmitting data through special wires known as fiber optics cables. It’s undoubtedly today’s fastest Internet connection with an optimal speed of 100Gbps.

It might take an inch in your personal space to set up, but it’s worth it. Fiber optic cables can carry a signal 100km far.

You’d agree that fiber optics is the best option for artificial intelligence operations. Would you like more information on how fiber optics work? Here’s a brief on the sweet science of fiber optics.