While 5G isn’t expected until at least 2020, an increasing number of companies are investing now to prepare themselves for the new mobile wireless standard.

5G simply stands for fifth generation in the latest mobile wireless standard. Previous generations like 3G were a massive innovation in communication.

Then, along came 4G, a faster and low latency version of 3G. With the introduction of 5G, connections are set to be up to three times faster than 4G.

Across all capable devices 5G is set to provide a theoretical download speed of 10,000 mbps.

 

So, what can 5G do for your business?

The introduction of 5G could have numerous applications in an extensive range of businesses.

It will increase the volume of data available to businesses and consumers alike tenfold, just in the same way that developments such as going from 2G to 3G increased the amount of data used across the economy.

Because it offers considerably faster download speeds, users will be able to download and upload Ultra HD and 3D video a lot easier.

Experts say that 5G could be able to download a full HD movie in less than a minute! This can enable businesses that specialise in video to really advance their operations.

Likewise, if your business relies heavily upon online sales, the sharing of documents at faster speeds integrally means things get done quicker.

Those speeds should translate directly towards improving overall efficiency within a company’s process.

Users may still be confused and a little lost when it comes to the arrival of 5G and what it means for their connectivity. But according to the experts, there’s a lot to look forward to.

As 5G is still in development, it is not available for use yet.

However, lots of companies have started creating 5G products and field testing them, the likes of Samsung and Ericsson for example.

For more information about 5G and how it can benefit your business, get in touch today.

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