What is 5G?
The world is on its way to being mobile-first, and well on its way to having 30 billion connected mobile devices and if you aren’t already aware, 5G is the fifth and newest generation of mobile communications technology. The 5G network promises faster speeds and better reliability than the previous 4G. The implementation of 5G across the UK promises to offer greater stability, give lower latency, the ability to connect many more devices at once, and move more data thanks to faster speeds than its predecessor. This is exciting news, maybe not Stormzy on a boat on the River Thames exciting, but nonetheless it is impressive.
What are the benefits of 5G for business?
What does this mean for your business? Well, video streaming just got faster. Watching movies on the bus will no longer buffer all the way home. If you want to break out your inner geek, online gaming on the go becomes a real possibility thanks to the lower latency. Or maybe you are a music lover, your next festival may just be 5G enabled.
Firstly, one of the benefits of 5G for business is that it will essentially allow your employees who work remotely or in the field to accomplish their jobs at a faster rate – even when they’re not connected to your business network. Ultimately, the 5G network takes advantage of higher-frequency bands in the radio spectrum that have a lot of capacity but much shorter wavelengths.