The race to 5G is on. 5G is the fifth generation of technology which promises to greatly enhance speed, coverage, and responsiveness of wireless networks. 5G promises to be 10 to 100 times faster than its 4G predecessor. AT&T and Verizon plan to have just started rolling out their networks by the end of this year, and T-Mobile is looking to start their rollout in 2019.
Companies like Intel, Qualcomm, and Samsung can start mass-producing the chips that will power faster cellular connections in phones. Beyond phones, companies are partnering up to create 5G laptops. By the end of next year you will be able to buy a laptop that comes with a 5G cellular connection, thanks to collaboration between Intel, Microsoft, Dell, HP, and Lenovo.
So how will #5G impact your business? Good question, here are a few things to consider:
• Are you able to offer services to provide connectivity to cell towers and small cell?
• How does your small business package stack up? When companies roll out 5G to small businesses, they will have an offering that includes everything you offer today plus wireless, and it will be seamless.
• It’s imperative you develop a service offering so you can compete in this space. If you just offer the same services you’ve always offered, you’re going to fall behind and lose customers and market share.
Do you need help preparing your network for 5G? Ronin is here to help with just that. Give us a call at (303)-678-1844 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.