What are the challenges of deploying and implementing a 5G network? While the tech world awaits the full-scale deployment of 5G networks, businesses need to prepare themselves for the 5G revolution. Transitioning from a 4G network to a 5G network won’t be a seamless process if your company isn’t ready to meet the challenges that 5G presents.
Knowing what the challenges of 5G are before you adopt a 5G network for your business will allow you to ensure a smooth progression from a LTE network. Below, we’ve listed four challenges of adopting a 5G network that your company needs to be prepared to address!
Looking for a way to manage your company’s 5G devices? You should consider an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution! Our free 2019 Buyer’s Guide contains profiles on the top vendors in the mobility management field and their key features and functions. It also lists questions you should ask yourself and prospective vendors before you choose a solution.
Increasing data volume
The amount of data that businesses generate and work with is increasing every day. Technology needs to evolve to meet the modern enterprise’s data demands, especially as they integrate mobile devices and mobile solutions. 5G networks strive to meet this increasing data volume with higher capacity and faster data speeds. When considering the upgrade to 5G, your company needs to know how much data it uses on a daily basis, and then figure out if your current 4G/LTE network is up to the task.
Allocating space for IoT devices
One of the heavily-touted benefits of 5G networks is that they make it easier for businesses to deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. While IoT devices typically only transmit and receive small amounts of data, running a full-fledged infrastructure of IoT devices could put a tremendous strain on your data usage. With the increased data speeds and capacity of 5G networks, your business will be able to handle the amount of data and network connections that IoT devices will bring.
Handling emerging technologies
Companies are excited to try out emerging technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence — but with those technologies comes more demand on a network. As mobile devices become more advanced and introduce new business solutions, enterprises need to ensure that they maintain acceptable performance. Reducing latency and increasing network speeds helps ensure that your company can run these technologies without putting too much pressure on your systems. 5G networks are being designed to handle the data requirements of these emerging technologies, but your enterprise needs to know how much
Congestion and interference
Like previous mobile networks, 5G networks will often be deployed in dense locations where hundreds of devices will need to connect to it. Engineers need to design a company’s 5G deployment intelligently to service business requirements for connectivity while preventing as much interference between data sources as possible.
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