Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius once wrote, “the impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” For applications depending on wireless connectivity, the impediment has always been bandwidth, latency and reliability. While improvements from 2G, 3G to 4G represented evolutionary changes, 5G is being touted as revolutionary, a direct alternative to wireline networks and paving the way to transformative solutions.
5G’s fiber-like performance, achieved through higher frequency waves, small cells, and beam forming technology, promises ultra-reliable, low latency communication for both high and low bandwidth applications. 5G is expected to deliver symmetrical performance of 1Gbps with millisecond latency and will be a great fit for time-sensitive and bandwidth-intensive applications. While specifications are finalized, service ubiquity is not expected until 2025. As with 4G services coexisting with 3G services today, 5G services will be implemented and co-exist with 4G services for many years.
In The Meantime…How Can Businesses Position For The 5G Future?
The simple answer is to explore and deploy 4G LTE 4G+ /LTE-A or Pre 5G connectivity today with a trusted network partner and develop plans to incorporate 5G in the future. 4G LTE will co-exist with 5G just as 3G has with 4G. Mobile network operators have invested billions into 4G LTE and it still has a lot to give. LTE Advanced and Advance Pro will take 4G LTE to download speeds exceeding 1 Gbps. At these speeds, growing number of businesses are implementing wireless services for failover as part of their strategic business continuity initiatives. With new SD-WAN implementations on the rise to replace or supplement MPLS networks, companies are increasingly deploying 4G LTE services for failover. The new era of 5G and hypoconnectivity is already starting.
Globalgig is the Trust Partner for Global Wireless Services
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