Building Networks and Data Services – Why You Need 5G

The Influence of 5G Technology

The applications and benefits of wireless technology are reaching far beyond having the best mobile phone. With the emergence of 5G, everything from self-driving cars to virtual reality experiences will be able to achieve their true potential. In fact, 5G wireless technology will be an integral piece to developing building networks and data services for the smart communities of tomorrow.

The current data transmission capacity of 3G and 4G wireless networks can’t keep up with the rapid development of smart technologies and the increasing demand on the internet. Wired systems are inconvenient and aren’t helping to bear the load either. However, 5G will change all of that and will become a technology that is not only expected but needed. Relatively, 5G subscriptions are forecasted to reach near 3 billion within the next 5 years.

Smart building automation and services, facilities operations, retail tenant services, commercial tenant services, multifamily units, and more will all need to harness the power of 5G, particularly in high density areas. The evolution of 5G will influence hotels, student housing, apartments, malls, resorts, condominium complexes, business suites, and the like. So, it’s time to prepare and learn about the impact and benefits 5G will have for your community or network.

Failing Building Networks and Data Services

Most building networks and data services are built on cable, optic fiber, distributed antennas, 4G cellular, and Wi-Fi, all of which are reaching their maximum delivery capabilities. What’s more, the steel, concrete, low e-glass and other materials which make up these buildings block or weaken signals for 4G LTE. Pack a bunch of these buildings in together and … well, you can see the problem.

5G will eliminate the problems current building networks and data services are facing by offering hypersonic speeds, less power needs, clearer images and video, low latency, and more.

5G in Simple Terms

5G is the next generation wireless technology, using a higher frequency with speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second. It will transmit video images that are 4 times clearer and require less energy, which means batteries will last longer.

It’s much faster than 4G, with very low latency times. That’s why it will make self-driving cars a possibility. Its ultra-fast, massive, and always-on data flow will let robot cars predict and react to all driving circumstances safely and without interruption.

This applies to the overload current building networks and data services are facing. 5G will be able to manage massive data usage rates from large user groups easily, without bottlenecking and breaking down transmission speeds.

3 Key Benefits of 5G

  • Higher data rates (up to 20 Gbit/s)
  • Lower latency, less delay or lag when requesting data from the network
  • Increased capacity as the network expands

Why You Need to Upgrade to 5G

With the emergence of 5G technology, security systems will become more robust and effective, as well as the other voice and data systems used in buildings. 5G networks will also lead to a huge rise in the Internet of Things (IoT), providing the infrastructure needed to carry massive amounts of data. Everything will be smarter and integrated. Speedier connections that stay online no matter where you are, latency which is undetectable to humans, and lightening fast download speeds will be the norm.

The features and benefits that 5G enables will be expected by workers, renters, shoppers, and guests. It’s important to recognize the transformational power of 5G and the impact it will have for your community or network and begin preparing for your upgrade now.

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