Smart cities, smarter technology
The successful creation of a smart city in turn creates the need for faster data transfer speeds and increased ability to use networks of sensors. This creates an exponential growth scenario where, as soon as capacity is available, it is utilized by additional demand and creates additional data transfer needs.
With this increased connectivity comes increased demand for higher speeds and the utilization of connections and electrical components that interface with 5G wireless systems, servers and the myriad applications required for fiber optic and high-speed cables and connectors.
Henkel is at the frontline of that tech innovation, designing connections and electronics that interface with 5G wireless systems and servers.
As networks expand to meet unprecedented demands for coverage and increased speed, additional wired connections are essential to support the backbone of the network, as well as new wireless transmission equipment.
All of these require state-of-the-art optical cables and connections. Embedded sensors that transmit information back to devices and the network are another example of frontline tech innovation behind the growth of the Telco/5G rollout. That requires constant tech innovation in areas such as cables and sensors to deliver a seamless experience to the end user.
The materials that help to make this futuristic technology possible include:
- High performance encapsulation materials designed for long life in the field and in some cases rework.
- Optical adhesives design specifically for optical module and connector alignment.
- Hotmelts, gels and butyl strips for increased electrical, thermal, environmental and flammability resistance in cable manufacturing or sealing.
5G and the IoT continue to enhance smart technology and enable seamless connectivity. As the world waits in anticipation, Tokyo 2021 promises to deliver cutting edge technology and the world’s smartest Olympic Games to date.
Our hope is that Henkel’s focus on supporting the megatrends associated with IOT, 5G, Industry 4.0 and associated electronic components, enables our customers to trust that we have products that reliably support related applications now - and a strong innovation pipeline to support these trends in the future.