18th September 2020Back To News
5th generation cellular network technology is set to radically transform the way we do business, allow for emerging tech to flourish and enhance our everyday lives. According to an Ericsson survey, 92% of executives from 100 major global telecom operators agree that 5G will pave the way for new emerging technologies. Some areas around the globe are already seeing the benefits of 5G and many businesses are getting on board during the early stages to stay ahead of the game.
‘5G Global Snapshot: April 2020 – 73 operators in 41 countries launched one or more 3GPP-compliant 5G services (including 66 mobile and 35 FWA services) up from 63 operators in 35 countries as reported in March 2020.’ gsacom.com
There has been a lot said about how 5G will enable a better and more improved cellular network but what does that mean for your business? Speed and latency are the two main benefits of 5G.
‘GSMA predicts 5G will account for 20% of global connections by 2025, almost half of the global population (3.8BN people) are now users of mobile internet as a whole (2G-5G), as per the report — which is forecast to grow to 61% (5BN people) by 2025.’ www.gsma.com
Greater speed means faster transfers of data enabling many businesses to undergo major transformations with their workforce. As we have seen in recent times remote working is becoming the norm but with that comes the need for improved data transfers and more reliable infrastructure and that’s where 5G will help.
5G is up to 100 times faster than current 4g technology and faster data means businesses can evolve even quicker allowing for improved customers experiences in the field, new technology creation and remote working capabilities. And of course, you can download your favourite movie in HD faster than you can make your coffee.
Improved speeds are fantastic, but if response time between two devices is too slow then fast data can become irrelevant in many situations. Under optimal conditions, 5g latency will range between 1-4 milliseconds. Low latency allows for an almost real-time ability to connect people and devices to data, allowing for improvements across a range of abilities from VR through to emergency services, the capabilities are almost endless.
The mind boggles when you think of the capabilities of a 5G network. It will provide opportunities that we haven’t even thought of, create jobs we don’t even know exist yet – there’s no need to imagine what might happen, it’s happening already.
5G opens cutting-edge ways of improving safety and sustainability
Smarter electricity grids for greatly reduced carbon emissions
More connected vehicles sharing data to prevent road collisions
Faster deployment of emergency services to accidents
Connected sensors that can detect and warn of natural disasters early
Drones becoming a key tool to accelerate and support emergency situation response
Remote expertise with specialists smoothly consulting/diagnosing patients elsewhere
5G is the foundation for flexible, efficient and responsible business
Production lines autonomously reacting to supply and demand
Digital replicas that can warn about real machinery faults ahead of time
Logistic networks autonomously routing goods based on real-world conditions
Full traceability down to the individual item at warehouses and ports
Remote access to powerful robots and vehicles for improved safety in risky environments
Increased use of IoT in agriculture to efficiently grow crops
5G sets the stage for more immersive entertainment and more engaging education.
Greater realism in VR, AR and extended reality (XR) with lighter devices
Delivering sensory experiences, like touch, through devices
More engaging methods of teaching through immersive content
Immersive virtual meetings to boost remote team productivity
Stable and reliable connectivity in crowded spaces
New angles and interactions for live and remote event spectators
5G is already available through our partners Vodaphone, O2 and EE in many parts of the UK and coverage is continually being upgraded. Elite are perfectly positioned to combine all your business communications, IT and 5G needs under the one roof allowing for improved service benefits and cost savings.
Elite Group is one of the UK’s leading unified communication providers, supplying reliable and professional IT and telecoms services to organisations seeking Business Mobile, Cloud, Networking, Connectivity, and Telephony solutions.
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