5G technology has been in development for a while now and it appears it’s finally ready to start being implemented in the UK. Mobile provider Three, has recently announced it will be rolling out the technology starting from next month. The question is, are businesses ready for this advanced network?
What is 5G technology?
5G is the fastest mobile network which has been in development for some time now. Although parts of the world are already enjoying 5G speeds, it’s only just coming to the UK.
It’s the fifth generation of radio frequencies, allowing the transmission of data. With a 5G network, internet connections on the go will be significantly faster, and downloads could take just a few seconds to complete.
It’s different to previous networks, such as 4G, in the fact that it doesn’t just utilise one piece of technology. Instead, 5G will be a consistently developing network which incorporates a range of devices, rather than just mobiles.
What will it mean for businesses?
There are a lot of benefits 5G could deliver to businesses. While it’s not going to replace existing high-speed broadband in the business premises, it will still provide a lot of advantages.
Remote working will be one of the areas a 5G network can help with. As mobile speeds become faster, even those in remote areas will be able to gain a reliable connection. So, remote working will become much easier as conference calls and communication will be fully uninterrupted. As connections will be more reliable, productivity will also be improved. This could help businesses to increase their revenue, as well as save cost
- Then there’s the augmented and virtual reality capabilities. 5G will allow for more complex connections, enabling businesses to take advantage of virtual reality applications.
These are just some of the benefits a 5G network could provide for business. The question is, are you prepared?
How can businesses prepare for 5G technology?
There are a few things you’ll want to do to ensure your business is 5G ready. Ensuring you have the latest equipment and technology incorporated into the business is going to be a big help.
Ensuring you have adequate cybersecurity and your networks are updated is also important. If you use cloud technology, you’ll need to ensure it is ready for 5G capabilities. Above all else, the key way to prepare for 5G is to learn as much as you can about it. The more you understand it and its capabilities, the easier you’ll find it to implement into the business.
Overall, 5G is set to be introduced into the UK in the coming months. If your business wants to start benefitting from this super-fast, advanced network, it’s going to need to start preparing now.