As we are familiar with the infamous 5G services/network and the dispute between the United States and Huawei, one of the leading tech giants of China.
But what is 5G and how and what type of value it will add to the business community. So, if you want to know then keep on reading the article.
What is 5G?
The next generation of wireless networks comes in the form of 5G that can reach speed up to 100 times faster and will be capable to handle up to 1000 times more traffic than today’s wireless networks.
The speed of 5G is much reliable and faster than the present 4G networks that it could become a great platform for all the services that could boom the technology services.
The network of 5G services will be about 100 times more faster than today’s 4G networks on average, which means that you could download, for instance, Avengers: Endgame in the time that it takes Thanos to snap his fingers. Its latency can be as low as 1ms as compared to 50ms for the 4G network.
While everyone is having a knowledge of the speed of 5G services, so let’s take a closer look at some of the main features of the 5G network.
5G services are expected to be great reliable- the connectivity or the calls won’t be dropped which will permit users to make proper use of 5G services in some critical use cases such as to make use of 5G network to perform remote surgery with the help of robot and self-driving connected cars.
- Improved Capacity
As we all know 5G services will provide us greater capacity. It will be capable more enough to handle various applications all at once from Alexa to other IoT devices, self-driving cars, for HD video streaming and a virtual reality experience. This means that it can be more than 10 times faster than 4G services.
It is very frustrating when the speed of our internet slows down at the time of uploading, downloading, or watching something. But with the help of 5G, which is expected to be 100 times faster than the current 4G networks such frustrating time will be gone. To be precise, 5G services may provide speeds as fast as 10GB/s.
- Low Latency
As compared to the predecessors of 5G services, it will have a lower latency rate. Users will experience much fewer lags or delays when they use their phones and other devices connected to that network. The rate of latency for 4G is near about 50ms but the latency rates for 5G will be expected to be 1ms or less.
It makes the technology ideally compatible with mission-critical applications like vehicles in which communications in real-time is important to avoid collisions.
The ultra-low latency of 5G service will permit drones to communicate with one another, let’s say rescue and search missions. It will also permit robotic surgeons to bring out operations remotely or manufacturers to control machinery from anywhere in the world.
- Improved durability of the Battery
With reliability and lightning-fast speed, many assume that the 5G service will be a voracious power consumer. But actually, it is the opposite; 5G is expected to extend the battery life of devices by up to ten times.
How 5G services add value to the Business
The features mentioned above can carry lots of value to the business community and can also change the way to do business. Let’s dig out some of the advantages of 5G that it can bring to the Business world.
- Lower costs
5G services or networks will lower the overall cost that the mobile operators bear by moving from hardware to a software-based network and also can save a lot of money. Those savings can be passed on to the customers.
- Remote working
Though remote working has been a thing for quite some time, we still get interrupted by our shitty internet connection. With 5G, it will not only improve internet connection but can take remote working to new heights. For instance, AR and VR can make such remote meetings and conference calls feel like you are in the same room. Most organizations encourage remote working and would love to see this technology grow.
- AR/VR (Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality)
The virtual and augmented reality applications that 5G is expected to support could have important applications in different industries, particularly property, retail, gaming, entertainment, manufacturing, and tourism. ABI Research estimates that the AR and VR market will reach $100 billion by 2020.
- Flexible office spaces
5G network will carry out buildings to the world of smart technologies. These ‘smart buildings’ will have small radio sensors that will monitor lighting, occupancy, and temperature.
CCTV footage of those building spaces will be able to be streamed live to mobile devices. All in all, this will help provide more efficient, flexible, secure, and ultimately cheaper workspaces for small businesses to operate in.
- Easier commutes
Finally, automated and smart transport enabled by a fast and stable mobile network will ensure that there is significantly less time wasted commuting. Even while using this more efficient transportation, speedy mobile connectivity on public transport will enable employees to work more effectively during commutes and other out-of-office travel.
- Update Cybersecurity
With faster connectivity and more devices than ever before, we will also experience more possible openings for cyberattacks.
As you prepare for 5G, don’t forget to consider cybersecurity for every new IT system, every remote working process, and every new product or service that uses these new technologies.
Begin today with an asset management system. Record every business asset that may be susceptible to a cyberattack and then make sure you have a system in place that protects each one.
Cybersecurity is vital, but even the most prepared business will experience cyberattacks, so while you’re at it, prepare a cyberattack incident response plan for various scenarios. That way everyone knows what to do should an incident happen.