Fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology is on its way, and it promises to revolutionize how we access and use unified communications services. While 4G/LTE provides potential download rates of up to 1Gbps, 5G claims speeds ranging from 10 Gbps to 20 Gbps with a maximum latency of 4 milliseconds. By exploiting the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard features, it also generates the perception of 99.999 percent availability and 100 percent coverage.
All of these will have a significant impact on mobile UC. There is currently a substantial difference between UC services offered over a corporate network and UC accessible via broadband cellular. While businesses may control their wired and wireless networks to ensure service quality, broadband cellular is susceptible to dead zones and latency, which can decrease voice and video quality and result in dropped connections.
5G is more than just a boost to UC. According to experts, high-performance wireless connections will enable enterprises to offer virtual reality, three-dimensional video, and other innovative technologies to nearly any area. For example, 3-D video could allow doctors to see a patient and remotely direct medical care. In contrast, VR may enable engineers to look inside a damaged structure to evaluate whether the repair is safe.
It is now clear that 5G will be the next generation of wireless network stations, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Compare a Samsung Galaxy 10 to a doorbell; that is how 5G compares to 4G, a significant paradigm shift. 5G can handle more traffic and has at least ten times the speed of any network currently available.
Individuals will be able to connect mobile devices more easily thanks to 5G technology. This will assist some remote employees in overcoming the limitations they have while using DSL connections or Wi-Fi technology. 5G will increase the possibilities of remote employees communicating with people worldwide without constraints or limitations.
Although video and audio conferencing are widely used in many companies worldwide, many are looking for new ways to communicate and collaborate. 4G can truly support video and audio conferencing. However, a congested network might sometimes jeopardize the chance of an effective conference.
What is expected of 5G technology is making video and audio conferencing as painless and frictionless as possible? Improvements in audio and video quality, as well as a reduction in the possibility of glitches and disconnects, will all make corporate communication much better, if not fantastic.
The Internet of Things is predicted to benefit significantly from 5G’s reduced power needs and near-universal connection (IoT). Indeed, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) refers to 5G as an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that enables vast and essential machine-type connectivity.
It will provide enterprises with greater flexibility in the placement of IoT devices and handle the data connections required for self-driving cars, “smart city” infrastructure, and a variety of other IoT applications. 5G is a game-changing technology that will redefine the landscape of mobile connection, Unified Communications Services, and IoT.
IPC’s experts are closely monitoring 5G advancements and will be ready to assist customers in developing a plan that takes advantage of the most recent connectivity choices. A Unified Communications transition is undoubtedly on the horizon, and it will bring about incredible improvements in UC. Which unified communication solution would be ideal for you and your company? You might be surprised by the answers.