For the past several years, telecom experts have discussed and touted the power of 5G Connectivity speeds and how it will revolutionize how we interact with our world. It has received so much attention because the potential benefits of drastically increased network speeds will have a global impact – from bolstering the capabilities of mobile devices for consumers to enabling faster, more efficient data-driven results to guide business decisions.
The Maturation of the 5G Market
We’ve seen the 5G market gain momentum in the last year or so, with internet service providers (ISPs) such as Verizon, ATT, and T-Mobile announcing nation-wide efforts in building and advancing their networks for 5G technology, as well as the recent spectrum bidding war and results that indicate who will be the early leaders in 5G.
Per our recent blog post – The Future of 5G Based on the Spectrum Bidding Results – more than a handful of telecom vendors bid more than $81 billion on 5G spectrum, with Verizon and AT&T coming out as clear winners with the most licenses purchased.
Consumer 5G and Enterprise 5G
As 5G seems to be full steam ahead, it’s important to note that the technology behind consumer 5G and enterprise 5G is very different and will require unique workflows that will impact availability and the adoption timeline. For example, consumer 5G has been ramping up for the last couple of years, with telecom providers like Verizon and AT&T putting significant dollars behind building up their network across the U.S. for customer use.
Can your business get 5G now? If not yet, here’s the good news!
Technology and device manufacturers are building 5G technology into their enterprise-grade products to take advantage of the updated network, where available. 5G technology is just beginning to hit the enterprise market, and we anticipate accelerated growth as businesses incorporate 5G into their network strategies to gain a competitive advantage in their market.
Broad Sky is connecting a number of businesses that are lucky enough to get enterprise 5G today. For most customers, however, ultra-fast 4G LTE-A (CAT20) is available now with download speeds ranging from 100-200 Mbps, and for the first time, this technology bonds upload frequencies delivering speeds ranging from 15 – 50 Mbps.
And, the good news is, the 4G/5G router will automatically connect to 5G when it becomes available in your area—future proofing your network for the new era of Wireless Connectivity.
Broad Sky’s First-to-Market Bundled 5G Services
Since Broad Sky’s inception nearly twenty years ago, we have been on the cutting edge of wireless connectivity, and that remains the case as the world of 5G evolves. In Q1 of this year, Broad Sky announced the availability of 4G / 5G dual-radio devices bundled with customized data plans, enabling enterprise customers to realize the true power of this technology.