The main advantages of 5G for offices

25/11/2020

The main advantages of 5G for offices

The fifth generation networks, 5G, will represent a real revolution by giving way to new technologies and businesses, allowing a range of possibilities hitherto unknown in almost all areas, including the office, thanks to hyperconnectivity, low latency and higher data transmission speed. To put it simply, 5G will bring about a fully connected world at high speed.

It is gradually being implemented in developed countries, although for the moment it is far from offering all its potential. Even in a phase of expansion, the day-to-day life of an office will benefit from this technology in different ways.

To start with, it will increase productivity. Something as simple as connections, downloading files, sending documents, etc. will be processes that will be carried out in a minimum amount of time, thus increasing the efficiency of employees. Cutting off connections will be history, adding up in this sense too, as there will be no risk of losing information in the face of any network anomaly.

The deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be another of the benefits, enabling an environment of communication and control of multiple devices through the Internet, multiplying the automation of an office. In this way, we will have a hyper-connected office, opening up new work possibilities by allowing certain tasks that were previously routine and manual to be done automatically, with the possibility of dedicating resources, time and even people to other needs.

Speed is another of the advantages, as it will improve the width side and, therefore, the volume of data and capacity of the network will be more efficient. Thanks to this, the speed of navigation will be greater (it is estimated that between 100 and 1,000 times faster than now) so we will also gain time in this sense. Perhaps we won't notice it at first, but it will certainly be valuable time at the end of a working day.

Another aspect, which perhaps is not taken into account initially, is that it is estimated that electricity consumption will be lower, up to 90%, according to European Union data. This means savings in companies' energy bills, but also in something as simple as greater autonomy for mobiles, tablets or computers.

And coverage will also be better. Who has not sometimes encountered connectivity problems? With 5G, this problem is unlikely to occur in the office. Even in crowds, such as at trade fairs or conferences, the internet connection will work properly.

A world to be discovered

The possibilities of 5G are still partly unknown, and will only take shape as it becomes more established. For example, some are already talking about the tactile internet, about operating at a distance, to cite just one example of the world that can be opened up to us, and which is now even unimaginable.

However, security experts warn that cyber-attacks may increase with the deployment of 5G due to the multiplication of connections, so we will have to be alert to this aspect, and reinforce the necessary security measures in the office.

A certain amount of patience will also be required, as its implementation will be progressive. It is estimated that by 2025 this technology will represent 15% of mobile connections worldwide. So it is not an automatic process, although looking at it in a positive way, it means that we will have enough time to go deeper into its characteristics and, in this way, get the most out of it when the network is already consolidated in our territory.

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