5G - New Trends in Technology

Posted on
Oct 6, 2023
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One of the most important new trends in technology is 5G, which is the Fifth Generation Technology that’s impacting broadband cellular networks. Even if you are not in a business that relies on a high level of technology, 5G is likely to be a factor in the coming months and years, especially as older technologies become less accessible and available. But what is it, and what does it mean to your business?

5G Means Faster Speeds

5G is noted for offering faster download speeds but also helps to reduce the time delay in how data is transmitted from the original source to its destination (what’s called latency time). It also offers a higher level of connection density, which means it can perform at a much faster and improved rate compared to other types of technologies that have come before it.

Over the last few years, many organizations and cities have moved to incorporate 5G infrastructure as the technology has become available. It not only improves the way cell phones operate but also provides an improved level of reliability over 4G systems. According to the Global System for Mobile Communications, by 2025 – just a few years from now – there will be more than 1.1 billion people using the 5G networks for their cellular networks.

How does it work? Much like 4G, 5G relies on cellular networks that are divided into smaller geographically-based areas. These areas are called 5G cells. Each of the devices located within that cell is then connected to the network using radio waves through a local antenna.

What Does 5G Mean for Technology Trends?

It’s always a good idea to keep your eye on the future of technology, especially when it comes to improving your cloud operations and business phone systems. Take a look at a few things you can expect when it comes to 5G in the coming years.

  • 5G allows for the addition of 3D robotic control in a seamless process

  • It allows for high-value domains like digital twins

  • It also has allowed for the launching of new applications at the gaming and industrial levels

  • 5G aims to improve the automotive and engineering sectors by speeding up the communication of complex data

  • It aims to improve the entertainment industry, including video gaming, by further improving speed

How will 5G do so much? There are a few key trends you can expect to note, according to TechRepublic:

  • Stand-alone 5G: Though it isn’t brand new, 5G technology like this allows for a faster way of upgrading existing infrastructure. It uses a 5G core and radio, which allows the network to utilize the capabilities of this new type of technology.

  • Artificial intelligence: We are already seeing the stretch of the applications AI is working to improve, and AI in 5G is even further improved. 5G exceeds power consumption and data speed opportunities across the board.

  • IoT: The Internet of Things will also benefit from 5G in every application because it speeds up the movement and opportunities of connecting more devices.

5G Infrastructure Hardware

Radio Access Network (RAN), along with a core network, are the main hardware components for 5G infrastructure. Additionally, a backhaul system, which helps to connect the main backbone of the system with the edge networks along with a connection called a transport that links the RAN with the core network, also makes up the necessary infrastructure.

How to Build from the Ground Up

There is no doubt that 5G trends and infrastructure will be a valuable component to the operations of your business, especially as more companies move to this technology. As a business, you have to keep an eye on what 5G will mean to your business communication systems, including business phone systems, carrier services, and cloud solutions. Allow our team at ATSI to offer insight and guidance to help you find the best solution-driven communication product for the way you operate. Contact us today.

Topics: Business Communications, 5G