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Five Reasons Why 5G is Great for Your Business
Faster, Better, Stronger
There’s never been a better time to make the switch to 5G. But in case you’re hesitant, here’s five ways 5G can boost your business.
- Faster Than Ever
The gap between 4G to 5G might sound small, but don’t let the numbers fool you. In real world usage you can already expect 5G to be up to 10 times faster than its little brother. Even more exciting is the fact that 5G has the potential to be much much faster – 100 times faster in fact! For business this can make a massive difference. Whether you need to download large files or enjoy higher quality video calls, 5G makes it faster than ever.
- Remote Connections
Two years of lockdown have created a seismic shift towards remote working. So much so that even if COVID-19 isn’t front page news, remote working is here to stay. Working from home used to mean slower, less reliable internet connectivity than the office. Not anymore. With 5G your team can stay office-connected even when they’re OOO. Faster speeds and lower latency will help take out some of the frustration of decentralized working and can improve staff satisfaction.
- Nationwide coverage by 2023
At the start of the year 5G coverage was available for around 50% of homes (according to Ofcom data). While the best coverage is found in larger towns and cities, 5G coverage is rapidly increasing and roughly doubled in 2021. Some estimate that there will be close to nationwide coverage by 2023. Talk to the NT team to find out more about coverage in your area, and if it’s not there yet, when you can expect it.
- More Devices, More Data
While 3G was designed for a world that relied on it for voice calling, 5G is designed for a world where everything from your toaster to your Tesla is connected to the internet. The IoT (Internet of Things) has far outgrown existing networks and made 5G necessary to future-proof infrastructure. Not only does 5G have the potential to support a million devices in less than half a square mile, but also to work seamlessly with advances in AI, AR, and VR.
- Lower Latency, Less Battery Use
In simple terms, latency is the time it takes for data to be received after being sent. Lower latency not only improves the experience of being online, but it’s also key for the effectiveness of the IoT. While 4G has a latency of anywhere up to 50 milliseconds, with 5G that drops to 1 millisecond. When there is less lag between data being sent and received, internet connected devices can work more efficiently and can be less vulnerable to security issues. Not only can you expect lower latency with 5G, but it can also save electricity. Internet connected devices will use less power on 5G because they can perform online ‘tasks’ much quicker. And whether you just like the idea of ending the day with a little more charge on your phone, or this could have significant cost savings across your business, 5G is a winner.
If you’d like to know more about how 5G can boost your business, get in touch for a free consultation.