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We have been hearing about the improvements that the 5G network will bring almost since the 4G network was implemented. Well, we can already say that it is a reality. Today, the 5G network is implemented in many countries and although it is not finalised, there are already many who enjoy this connectivity.
It may be thought that the main improvements of 5G will come from the technical side, but in reality, the main improvement will be from the technological point of view, what is called in the telecommunications sector ''emerging telecom technologies'' where the fifth-generation network will get other technologies to increase helping organisations to progress.
There is no doubt that the fifth-generation network will bring great advances by which many companies will be able to increase their performance thanks to the great improvements brought about by 5G technology.
What is 5G?
5G can be defined as the network that is in a constant process of implementation, that will make it possible to reach all types of devices, not only for mobile phones where it will become more important but for all those objects connected, thanks to the Internet of Things.
This breakthrough will help increase smart devices as well as smart infrastructures, multiply the data collection and machine learning capabilities of infrastructures, and also increase the automation of processes such as product manufacturing, automated car driving or tele-assisted surgery.
Benefits of 5G
Technology brings with it great advances that will allow other technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, virtual and augmented reality, or data analysis to develop fully, thanks to low latency and higher bandwidth. It is estimated that the fifth-generation network allows 1,000 times more data transmission than the 4G network.
Some of the benefits of 5G are:
- Higher transmission speeds of up to 15-20 GB per second.
- Lower latency will make the reaction and execution time of orders ten times shorter than the current one.
- Better connectivity as 50 billion smart objects can be interconnected through the Internet of Things. Although not only in intelligent objects there will be an improvement in connectivity, also in all those devices adapted to the 5G network, making, for example, remote working benefit and have a better implementation.
- It will lead to advances in augmented and virtual reality.
- Increase in productivity, since by increasing the speed of data transmission it will be possible to obtain an improvement in the control of productivity.
Although doubts also arise about the implementation of the 5G networks that are being studied and dealt with over time. One of these doubts is electricity consumption. 5G technology will need more energy in order to achieve this efficiency. There are also doubts about the privacy and security of data on the network as more devices are connected the risk is greater.
Impact of 5G on business
With all the benefits of 5G described, we can say that the 5G network will bring great advances to industry, transforming the way it manages its processes. In the Towerco industry, will provide digitally and remotely automating processes. An example would be the access to an infrastructure or a site by using a tool that allows digital planning and automation of access, favouring operators' entrance to the site and maintenance.
But the impact of 5G on businesses will go beyond this, as it will become essential, enabling organisations to evolve to another level. As mentioned above, 5G will enable many objects such as machinery, infrastructure, automobiles and devices to progress to such a level that it will offer companies numerous opportunities for improvement. Opportunities such as the automation of processes, new sectors that require this technology, such as Smart Cities, improvements in the customer sales experience with augmented or virtual reality, or even a more optimal management of each asset or process of a company.
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