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What 5G can do for Businesses?

5G has been making rounds in the daily news and has been the hot topic for quite long. Unlike the internet we know today, 5G will allow all kinds of devices to communicate without interruption, and perhaps most importantly, will function as a central nervous system for the Internet of Things, so things can, if necessary, operate without wires. Every significant technological advancement in the 20th century had some connection to wireless communication, so we can say with certainty that the next few decades will be defined by yet another one. 4G was fast enough to support telemedicine and mixed reality. It was even fast enough for multiple users of artificial intelligence and self-driving cars. 5G will go even further, it’s designed just for those things and, ultimately, all the mind-blowing technological advances we haven’t had time to think about yet.

5G will disrupt everything from commerce and trade, to education and medical care, and will offer the potential for profound innovation in engineering and science. It will usher in a new era in which virtually unlimited bandwidth and low-latency connectivity promise to fuel new ideas and make all kinds of businesses more fluid.

Common challenges businesses face due to poor connectivity:

  • Productivity loss
  • Internal and External communication issues
  • Inability to go digital
  • Decrease employee morale

 

Technology advancement from 4G to 5G:

In comparison to existing 4G technology, 5G has following advancement:

  • Practically possible to avail the super speed i.e., 1 to 10 Gbps
  • Latency will be 1 millisecond.
  • 1,000x bandwidth per unit area.
  • Feasibility to connect 10 to 100 numbers of devices.
  • About 90% reductions in network energy usage.
  • Whole world will be in Wi-Fi zone.

 

Key difference between 4G and 5G:

Here’s a breakdown of the major differences between the two networking technologies.

Speed –

In most conversations, 5G is often compared to 4G and the only thing that separates them is speed. And that makes sense because each generation is faster than the one before. For example, 4G can go as fast as 100 Mbps, but the real-world performance tends to be no more than 35 Mbps. However, 5G could potentially be 100 times faster than 4G, with a top theoretical speed of up to 100 Gbps.

Latency –

Latency is the time it takes a packet of data to travel between two points. This means you will pay an extra delay every time there is data transfer, no matter how fast your connection already is. Latency in 4G networks is around 50 milliseconds while 5G networks have reduced it to 1 millisecond. Reducing latency will be essential for many applications where 5G.

Coverage –

Even after 10 years of 4G, many areas around the world still don’t have high-quality network coverage. The 5G system is just starting, so there are few 5G networks outside of major cities due to geographical limitations. It could take several years for 5G to reach a level of coverage similar to 4G, and there will be different types of 5G networks (high-, medium-, and low-band), with each type having slightly differing speeds.

Bandwidth –

5G is faster, more durable and has increased bandwidth as compared with 4G connections. Whereas 4G’s frequency range is from 600 MHz to 2500 MHz, 5G will have three broad ranges of frequencies each with their own characteristics. The different frequencies and properties of the different bands are mainly related to the differing applications they can be used for.

5G benefits for business:

The existence of the 5th generation of wireless networks provides a major opportunity with which businesses can be innovative, create new products and services, and change how they go about serving their customers. 5G is a new technological development. This new technology helps companies to be more innovative.

Here are some of the direct benefits 5G offers to businesses –

  • Increases overall business productivity
  • Transform customer experience
  • Connect anything and everything
  • Create new business opportunities

 

The possibilities are endless. The future is already here, and new technology is coming. Faster speeds, lower latency, and improved device capacity will pave the way for new technologies – automated technologies that will enhance business performance and revolutionize the customer experience.

By 2024, there will be about 1.9 billion 5G subscriptions worldwide. The developed countries of Asia and North America are expected to adopt it faster than other regions. By 2025, around half of the overall telecom industry is projected to be enabled with 5G in these two regions.

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