Keeping up with the latest technology is a full-time job, especially in today’s fast paced world. However, this gives businesses who understand the next generation of tech — and, more importantly, how to harness it — a distinct competitive advantage.
Our lives and assets are increasingly connected. That’s why it’s so important for businesses to understand the latest generation of broadband cellular connectivity, 5G. Once you understand how 5G can benefit businesses, it’s easy to see that this new standard for connectivity enables a host of value-adding technologies — such as the Internet of Things (IoT), real-time AI analytics, and much more — that can benefit your company.
The Benefits of 5G Technology
Just as 4G/LTE was a major upgrade from 3G, 5G is a game changer for businesses that can leverage its power. These are the main advantages of 5G:
- Higher speeds, up to 100x faster than 4G
- Lower latency of less than 30 milliseconds, which is 23 milliseconds faster than 4G
- Greater capacity enables more devices to communicate simultaneously
- Enhanced security with the new radio encryption algorithm
When combining all of these benefits together, you get a solution that’s faster, more reliable, safer, and less laggy. For companies that want to harness the power of IoT, such as for real-time asset monitoring or smart manufacturing, boosting the capabilities of your network’s veins opens new possibilities while mitigating risks like unplanned downtime and bandwidth bottlenecks.
Preparing Your Business for 5G
As 5G continues to gradually take up more market share alongside 4G/LTE technology, you’ll see more compatible devices, and network operators will roll out new stages of their 5G networks. Here’s what you need to know before making the switch.
Are your devices 5G ready?
Ensure your devices can operate on a 5G network by checking the device’s networking settings, by looking for a 5G indicator on the device or packaging, or by searching the web for the device’s technical specifications.
Does your wireless carrier support 5G in your area?
Different Managed Network Operators (MNOs), such as Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, offer different coverage maps, with the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint making the conglomerate a particularly formidable competitor in the 5G space. You can see a comprehensive 5G coverage map here.
Start Your 5G Transition with Datablaze
Whether you’re a multinational corporation with remote assets spread throughout the globe or a small company that plans to leverage 5G connectivity to enable new business models, the smartest move you can make is to work with a trusted partner.
When you choose a platform that currently supports all the essential carriers alongside the capability to manage 5G data plans and endpoint connections, you’ll save money, save time, and simplify management while receiving numerous other benefits.
Datablaze’s VOYAGER IoT Management Platform is packed with useful features like multi-tenant management, consolidated wireless billing, real-time analytics, and a customizable dashboard. By choosing the VOYAGER solution, you have the power to analyze, optimize, and control your transition to tomorrow’s ultra-fast 5G network.
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