How 5G will reshape the communication landscape.
5G is the next generation of wireless networking technology. It will be 100 times faster than the current 4G LTE with connections speeds of up to 10Gbps. Leading telecommunication companies are already gearing up to roll out the 5G network. The new 5G network will first be used on residential connections and will later move on to 5G mobile networks.
The blistering connection speed of the 5G network is fascinating. Data access will definitely become much faster and cheaper across the world. But, how exactly will that upgrade affect the telecommunication industry?
1) Completely wireless internet access
5G is expected to provide the first truly wireless internet access. The new network offers a faster and more convenient alternative to cables. Businesses will be able to connect to a wide bandwidth without wired routing and switching. Besides the faster internet, 5G will also improve its usability and mobility.
2) Private and differentiated networks
The specifications of 5G networks allow for what’s known as network slicing. This is the creation of several standalone networks over a single cellular signal. Depending on the application and access devices, these different classes of networks can have varying characteristics depending on the demand. Businesses can run and control their own private 5G network with no dependencies on public networks.
3) Increased market size
With a faster, cheaper, and more convenient connection, the number of internet and telephone users is expected to grow. 5G presents the opportunity to increase the number of simultaneous real-time connections drastically. Service providers will increase their market share while businesses experience growth in E-commerce.
4) New video applications
Video is already gaining a lot of traction in content marketing and as a form of communication media. The problem with video has always been its demand for high performance connections. With 5G’s performance figures, video applications are virtually limitless. Once the 5G mobile networks are implemented, video applications such as video calls, conference calls, augmented reality, and interactive video will become more prevalent.
5) Advanced communication hardware
Communication hardware will not be left behind either. Every new improvement on the network infrastructure brings a new breed of communication hardware, and 5G is no different. Electronic manufacturers will inevitably have to upgrade their consumer devices to match the performance of the new network.
The rollout of 5G will benefit industries, businesses and even individuals. The leap from 4G LTE to 5G will truly impact our lives in a significant way. Expectations are high as the clock counts down to the arrival of the most powerful network yet. Call us today on 01625 466600 to discuss your data requirements.