4 Benefits of 5G Technology
Fifth Generation (5G) technology is quite the leap forward from it’s predecessor, 4G. Apart from revolutionizing the business cloud phone system industry, 5G is creating processes that were not available with the previous technology.
The package delivery industry is a prime example of how 4G- now 5G- has already revolutionized the delivery process with daily tracking updates, and in some cases real-time delivery status notifications. With 5G, this process will only become more granular– for instance, you may receive a text message with the exact time packages were delivered including a picture of the box sitting by your doorstep as confirmation. 5G will not only provide real-time delivery notifications, but can also notify you throughout the entire supply chain process so you’ll know exactly where your package is from the conveyer belt to packaging to loading. This may not be a big concern for a residential consumer waiting for their sweater to arrive, but imagine how this could impact a hospital that is in dire need of life-saving medications or equipment– when every second counts.
4 Advantages of 5G
Network speed can make and break a company’s performance. Slow networks can frustrate customers and staff, thus hindering your bottom line, and possibly reputation. 5G is most known for its speedy connections and in turn, reliable communications. This advantage is useful for companies that video conference, and transfer high volumes of data such as HD videos, virtual reality applications, and large files.
The lag between signaling a digital action and when the action is actually performed is known as latency. Latency can wreck havoc on a multitude of industries that rely on the internet for their processes, such as voice over IP (VoIP) cloud-based phone systems. For example, since you cannot resend voice like you can with data, latency will cause all sorts of call quality issues– one way audio, static, dropped calls, jitter, etc. With 5G, latency issues are dramatically reduced, making real-time remote actions possible. Communications, medicine, manufacturing, and logistics industries will all benefit from having a shorter latency period.
Current 4G networks can only handle a limited amount of devices. As companies transfer more data and add more devices to its network, increased device capacity is vital to efficient business practices. 5G offers a much higher capacity threshold so businesses can host more devices with regular fast, simultaneous data transmissions.
Older networks often have coverage gaps due to limitations in the technology. 5G extends its coverage area and prevents gaps from occurring. Better coverage equates to more efficient and reliable communications between machinery, people, and processes.
5G technology is available now for most businesses. As networks and bandwidth becomes more reliable and constant, we will continue to see a rapid transition not only in business processes, but also in generational technology. Fifth generation technology will move quickly into sixth generation (6G) and so forth. Do not get left in the dust- contact us for more information on upgrading to 5G network technology.