In the ever-evolving, rapid pace of today’s technology, most businesses rely on highly efficient wireless communications, regardless of what their business does. Whether a frantic eCommerce company or just a small town diner, all businesses depend on a solid wireless connection.
If you’re still unsure about what 5G even is, then you should realize that the arrival of 5G can and will highly benefit your business. The implications for 5G on businesses will be quite substantial, actually.
5G picks up where service providers have last left off with the most recent 4G LTE, which stands for “Long Term Evolution.” Ever since the inception of wireless Internet to the masses, we have seen giant leaps in upgrades that allow us to do tasks like we’ve never seen before. According to AT&T, the newest 5G service will allow speeds of up to 400 Mbps, with network upgrades enabling speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. For reference, 4G LTE can handle download speeds of between 5 and 12 Mbps. It’s also reported that 5G will be able to utilize 3G and 4G networks as well.
So what’s all this mean for a small business? For one thing, 5G can have multiple practical applications for a huge range of different businesses. Due to 5G’s substantially faster speeds, users of 5G will be able to download and upload Ultra HD and 3D video with much greater ease, allowing more ample room for other activities. If your business relies heavily on online sales, the sharing of documents, or performance of any other network-related activity, these faster speeds mean things will get accomplished much quicker. Faster wireless speeds should, therefore, improve overall efficiency within a company’s process.
One thing to keep in mind – AT&T has not given a specific date on when 5G will be rolling out, and when it does, it will only be available in select cities at the start. But several other major networks are already working on their own plans to launch their own 5G – so with that in mind it’s only a matter of time until 5G becomes widely available to the masses