5G IS HERE...
5G, the next generation of mobile connectivity is here and rolling out across the UK. It is already available in major towns and cities with all operators planning to add many more areas to receive the service this year.
Since the 1980s, each time the leap to the next generation of mobile networks has been made the applications and devices that followed have transformed industries and boosted revenues. Classic examples of these would include the explosive use of messaging on BlackBerry devices, the advent of video messaging and calling with the transition to 3G that then accelerated with 4G along with newer applications such as WhatsApp and Periscope live streaming.
What To Expect From 5G:
At the same time, each iteration of mobile has brought disruption in processes and new competitors to the market. Put another way, this is to say the progress in mobile has enabled huge opportunities for many businesses but posed challenges to others.
The opportunities are not always immediate to all sectors but if you look at the advances 5G will bring (compared to 4G) you could identify the top three as being:
- Faster data throughput – expect to get between 10x and 20x faster speeds than 4G.
- Greater device density – a million devices can connect to 5G per square kilometre, 10x the equivalent density for 4G.
- Low latency – a figure of 1-2 milliseconds is as close to real-time communications as you can get compared to the 4G latency of 20-30 milliseconds.
Whilst the headlines shout about the ability of users to download the latest films in high-definition video format in a matter of seconds, it is how these advantages apply for business that will drive much of the take up of 5G. Faster data throughput and real-time communications will improve UCaaS and allow SMEs to leverage their advantages of being nimble and responsive.
Lower operating costs:
For cost conscious SMEs these speed and latency improvements raise the potential to drive down operating costs by reducing the size and cost of office space and improve business functions with increased agility and responsiveness via a remote workforce.
BDM Voice & Gamma:
BDM Voice has partnered with Gamma Mobile, which is a mobile service built exclusively for the UK business market. Designed to ensure you get improved coverage for voice and data. Because they only cater for the business market. Gamma Mobile understand the challenges UK businesses face and they are committed to delivering solutions, tariffs and support to help you focus on your business.
Talk with our friendly expert team today for more information on 5G, to see how we can best advise you, on 0330 159 4000 or fill in the contact form below and we will be in touch.
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