In an earlier blog Has 5G been a success so far? our team of global connectivity and IoT Connectivity experts examined the 5G numbers behind Ericsson’s famous Mobility Report:
more than 180 operators around the world have already launched commercial 5G services.
an expected total of more than 600 million 5G subscriptions by the end of 2022 – much faster growth than the previous generation, 4G.
By 2027, 5G subscriptions will reach more than 4.4 billion – making it the dominant technology for mobile networks and devices.
So, the data clearly shows that 5G is already a success - and it's growing rapidly. With that in mind, let's turn to what this means for your business.
5G and your business
Our team of global connectivity and IoT Connectivity experts have recently written a new white paper titled “What does 5G bring to your business?” which you can download here.
Forbes magazine has also published a succinct piece written by T-Mobile, one of Telecom26’s partners, about the 5 Benefits Of 5G for businesses. According to the article these five benefits are:
" 1. 5G can make your people more productive:
Your business could equip employees with low-power devices (connected to 5G) running powerful analytics to deliver premium services or use augmented reality to streamline warehouse management and operations.
With higher speeds and lower latency, spotty conference calls with flickering network connections will become a thing of the past. High-quality video calls, on the go, will be conducted easily. Impromptu conference calls and collaboration work can be done virtually anywhere. You and your employees can be more productive every minute of the workday.
- 5G can make your sales channels more productive
Giving your salespeople a higher-bandwidth connection to the office and to customers will enhance their ability to sell. They might use augmented or virtual reality to provide more immersive experiences for customers.
- 5G can transform your customer experience
Immersive augmented and virtual reality experiences could show customers and others your new product, enabling them to view it virtually, from any angle. Or you might leverage your customers’ smart home environment to develop new services and applications that make full use of all the data that surrounds them.
- 5G can connect everything
IoT enables businesses to use new data and devices to accomplish more—whether it’s automating the alerts to HVAC technicians when systems need maintenance, or tracking every item shipped from a warehouse in real time.
- 5G can create new business opportunities
5G opens the door to new business models that you can create and new products and services you can offer. The ability to collect more data, more quickly, and put it to work for your business and your customers is one of benefits of 5G for businesses of every size—and may even be the genesis for a transformation of your business model.”
Telecom26, Global Connectivity and 5G
As a global connectivity service provider, Telecom26 has, of course, been tracking the progress of 5G for years constantly assessing the needs of our customers, partners and prospects - and figuring out if they would actually benefit from having access to 5G networks around the world.
Earlier this year, following extensive testing of a number of 5G networks from operators around the world, we added 5G networks to our Global Roaming Service which currently provides seamless coverage across 1100 cellular networks from over 650 mobile operators in more than 200 countries.
The number of countries in which we can offer 5G is growing all the time and 5G is available to all our customers with the same pricing as our other services.
Feel free to ask us where we can offer you 5G coverage.
You can read some of our earlier thoughts about 5G in these earlier blogs:
Connecting to 5G networks around the world – on-land and at-sea
Ignore the hype about 5G private networks and focus on the global connectivity your organisation really needs
If you’d like to discuss how our 5G and Global Roaming Service can keep your people and devices connected wherever they are in the world, then please get in touch.
And, we’re already eyeing the future, as we watch developments towards the definition and standardisation of future 6G networks, led by the ITU, among others. But that’s another story!
Later in the year Telecom26 will be attending these major international trade fairs:
15- 17 November
14–17 November 2022
If you, or one of your team, will be at any of these shows and would like to discuss our 5G IoT, maritime connectivity and global connectivity services in-person then please book a meeting.