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3 Ways 5G Connectivity Will Affect the Telecommunications Space

May 12th, 2023 | 3 min. read

By Jordan Pioth

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Poor network speeds or reliability and poor-performing phone services can negatively affect the productivity and efficiency of your organization.

If your organization faces any of these challenges, it may lead to lost customers and lost revenue as a result.

Coeo has helped thousands of customers with their phone service and network connectivity and knows how impactful 5G technology is to the workforce.

We want you to know how 5G can affect the telecommunications space so you can determine if your organization should upgrade its services to 5G.

By the end of this article you will know what 5G is, the ways it will impact the telecom space, and whether your organization should utilize 5G technology.

What is 5G connectivity?

Fifth-generation (5G) internet is the latest iteration of cellular technology, an update from 4G. As with the prior updates this technology is engineered to increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks.

Data transmitted over 5G internet technology using a wireless broadband connection can travel at multigigabit speeds. Potential peak speeds with 5G internet could reach as high as 20 gigabits per second.

4G, on the other hand, will deliver lower speeds than 5G with peak speeds limited to a maximum of 50 megabits per second.

5G has much faster speeds allowing you to load website pages significantly faster when browsing the internet than prior technology.

5G is a new connection that organizations have begun to implement into their networks. 5G networks and services will continue to be deployed in stages over the next several years.

The objective for this deployment will be to accommodate the ongoing and increasing reliance on internet-based mobile devices.

Over the next few years, 5G is expected to release a variety of new applications using 5G connectivity for both residential and business use.

3 Ways 5G technology will affect the telecom space

5G technology has been affecting the way people communicate over the last few years. The ways that 5G technology will continue to affect the telecommunications space include:

● Faster speeds

With the upgrade to 5G technology come the updated speeds that will affect the telecom industry.

Because telecommunications rely so heavily on network connectivity, faster speeds will significantly improve the telecom user’s experience. With faster internet speeds, your employees will be able to send data much faster.

Telecommunications solutions using a 5G connection will allow its customers to experience faster load page times when browsing the internet which will result in better productivity.

Additionally, a cloud-based phone system that uses 5G will ensure a better calling experience.

Organizations using a cloud-based phone system with a 5G connection will experience fewer call breakups and drops allowing you to have better phone communication with employees and customers.

● Lower latency

Because 5G speeds are faster than older technology it should result in lower latency. Latency in telecommunications refers to the time it takes for data to travel from one point to another.

Typically, customers want low latency, as close to zero as possible.

High latency happens when data packets do not arrive where they are supposed to in a timely fashion and low latency is when data packets arrive quickly and efficiently from one point to another.

If your organization is experiencing high latency, your employees will notice a change in user experience which can include increased web page load times, unloadable pages, interrupted audio or video calls, and unloadable applications.

With 5G technology, telecommunications services will allow organizations to experience less latency thereby eliminating these problems as a result.

● Network infrastructure upgrades

Upgraded technology will require the need to upgrade network infrastructure. Telecommunications companies will continue to invest in new technology if they have not already in order to support new applications and services utilizing 5G.

Should your organization upgrade to 5G?

If your organization relies on telecommunication technology and the internet like most organizations, it is important your organization utilize 5G technology sooner rather than later.

5G is quickly becoming the best choice for organizations to communicate.

As a result, new applications and solutions that emerge on the market will use 5G technology.

If your organization has not implemented 5G technology into your network infrastructure, it will be difficult to use these new applications and solutions to their full capacity.

Additionally, your organization may be using outdated technology that could be inconvenient and inefficient for your employees.

Since many organizations have adopted 5G technology in their network infrastructure, your competitors may be using 5G giving them a competitive edge over your organization if you have not yet adopted 5G technology.

With this in mind, your organization should consider investing in 5G so you can take advantage of the benefits it offers.

Next steps to investing in 5G technology

Now you know what 5G connectivity is, three ways 5G technology will affect the telecommunications space, and whether your organization should invest in 5G.

This will allow you to determine if your organization should invest in 5G technology and solutions.

If your organization is struggling with poor internet connectivity or a poor-performing phone system, your employees may struggle with productivity and efficiency as a result which may lead to lost revenue.

5G connectivity can improve your organization’s network connectivity and phone systems which will help your organization avoid these consequences and issues.

Coeo has helped thousands of customers with their network connectivity and knows how important 5G technology is for organizations to adopt.

We want you to know the ways 5G will affect the telecommunications space so you can be prepared when looking for new telecommunications technology.

If you would like to speak with our team to learn more about 5G technology or ask any questions you may have you can schedule an appointment.

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Jordan Pioth

When he's not creating content for Coeo, Jordan loves to watch sports, hang out with friends and family, and anything sneaker-related.