The fifth generation in wireless technology has the potential to offer endless opportunities for business users, and is expected to change the very face of business operations and communication.
What is the 5G network?
5G technology is the latest development for mobile communication supporting cellular data networks. Each generation of wireless communication technology is focused on providing network users with greater functionality and performance. Here is a brief look at the focus of each generation:
- 1G – Analog voice technology
- 2G – Digital voice technology, SMS text messaging
- 3G – Mobile data, live video streaming, VoIP technology
- 4G – Data optimized networks, LTE, WiMax
- 5G – Improved network speed and capacity, reduced latency
At first glance, it may look like the 5G network is just making minor improvements to the existing 4G networks. However, the improvements the 5G network is promising are substantial, releasing the potential for unlimited possibilities.
Bell 5G Networks
As 5G infrastructure continues to be developed across Canada, many companies are weighing their options to see which provider will offer the best 5G service. Bell is in an excellent position to deliver exceptional 5G service nationwide.
Some reasons that Bell will be an ideal choice for 5G service, may include:
- Fibre optic technology
It is often said that you only get out what you put in. If that is true, then Bell and their customers are set to reap tremendous rewards from the 5G network. Bell is investing roughly $4 billion a year into 5G infrastructure to build a communication network to optimize business efficiency and performance.
One of the most impressive features of the 5G network is the incredibly wide spectrum of frequencies it will encompass to accommodate users in any location performing a wide range of functions. The 5G network will operate in 3 basic frequency bands:
This frequency spectrum is designed to accommodate extremely wide service areas, including rural locations and sparsely populated regions. The intention is to deliver reliable mobile service in areas it was previously unavailable.
This spectrum is responsible for handling the bulk of the network communication. It won’t reach quite as far as the low-band range, but will provider higher speeds for small cities and towns.
This is the frequency range that will deliver remarkably high speeds to densely populated metro areas, concert venues, sporting event, and applications of that nature. This is the frequency band that will make remotely controlling autonomous cars and performing remote surgery possible.
As you can see by the breakdown of the frequency bands, the 5G network is intended to provide coverage for huge geographical areas. However, this widespread coverage is only as possible as the wireless communication infrastructure will allow. Bell is planning to offer two times more cell towers than the competition.
Fibre Optic Technology
Again, a network is only as fast as the hardware will allow, and Bell uses one of the best technologies available in the world to deliver 5G service. Bell uses fibre optics to transfer the network data from its cell towers to the core. This arguably puts Bell in the best position of all Canadian 5G providers, offering greater reliability and performance.
Bell employs a huge number of network professionals, working round the clock to deliver the best in 5G performance for users across Canada. Thousands of certified specialists are tasked with designing, building, and analyzing best processes to deliver the ultimate solution for business communications.
5G Benefits for Business Users
Whether you are business owner, entrepreneur, or working professional, there are advantages for everyone connecting to the 5G network.
Three of the greatest business advantages for 5G technology are:
- Reduced latency
During the early stages after the 5G network is up and running, Bell plans to deliver speeds 6X greater than the current 4G network. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, as experts claim the 5G network will eventually deliver speeds up to 100X faster.
Network overload will become a thing of the past as 5G technology can deliver up to 1000X more capacity for simultaneously connected devices. This means regardless of location or time of day, users will experience uninterrupted connection, even for high-process functions.
Latency refers to how long it takes to receive a response after making a request over the network. Bell is promising up to 3X reduced latency to eliminate lag time and delayed network response.