The benefits of using 5G include unbeatable speed, more than 60% latency reduction, incomparable connection capacity and reliability.
With the introduction of 5G unlimited tariffs from Vodafone, it gives businesses more freedom on a day-to-day basis. Remote workers, commuters and streamers now have the ability to access super-fast and portable data, even on the go. Take your business to the next level with real-time speed connectivity.
Onecom works in partnership with Vodafone, Samsung and other providers to provide 5G coverage to our customers. Telecommunications can help businesses grow, in terms of productivity, communication, cost-cutting and much more. We believe we have the position to help each one of our customers achieve their requirements when it comes to their connectivity.
Not only that, but we’ll get you set up too. Providing not just 5G mobile devices, but also provide you with a Vodafone 5G GigaCube for your business, connecting all your employees from one space to 5G.
Samsung is currently a leading phone hardware provider with the widest 5G offering on the market. From S series to A series, all phones are the newest releases that fit budgets of all sizes facilitating rollout of the 5G technology across the whole business.
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When people hear about 5G, it’s mostly about how fast it is. It’s not surprising this tends to make the headlines; 5G is expected to be able to reach speeds in excess of 1Gb/s and capable to reduce latency from 20ms to 40ms on 4G to less than 10ms. And, in a few years, we could see speeds of 10Gb/s. That’s 100 times faster than 4G. Your average HD movie takes a day to download on 3G and around 10 minutes on 4G. With 5G, you could be watching your favourite film in as little as 5 seconds.
The speed of a wireless system like 5G depends on the amount of information that you can send over a unit of area, otherwise known as area-throughput. With 5G, advanced technology means information can be sent in a more efficient way and, by using higher frequencies, there is more available bandwidth for the information to be sent. These combined means a significantly faster network.
Latency is basically a measure of delay, usually measured in milliseconds. It’s the time it takes for data to get across the network to its destination (such as a text message from one phone to another) and back again (such as the sender receiving a Delivered notification).
We basically experience latency as responsiveness – after entering a web address, for example, does the page load straight away or are you left drumming your fingers? A slow network, bandwidth at capacity or a large chunk of data being sent are the things that typically cause lag time. 5G’s speed, bandwidth and capacity overcomes these problems. 5G increases data rate and cuts response time down to just 1 millisecond (compared to 4G’s 50 milliseconds). This means you can expect lightning fast responses, which opens up lots of exciting opportunities when you think of 5G and robots and self-driving cars.
IoT is really gathering momentum and showing what it can do for businesses of all sizes. 5G will accelerate this movement since it means IoT applications have the wherewithal to collect massive amounts of data using a really efficient, responsive, high-speed network. This is where things like data collection and real-time analytics will come into their own. With 5G, IoT can really flex its muscle.
5G has already been available to try in parts of the country since last year. We have run pilots in Bristol, Salford and Cardiff, for example. Later this year, Vodafone will be launching 5G properly in nineteen towns and cities across the UK to begin with. These include Blackpool, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Wolverhampton – with more to come. To get the benefits of 5G you’ll need a 5G ready handset.
With Software-Defined Networking (SDN), networks can be managed centrally, meaning businesses can have more agility, more control and more bandwidth – the perfect environment for 5G. On top of this, with SDN, multiple network slices can be allocated bandwidth across a shared infrastructure, resulting in better data flows. SDN is definitely going to play a big part in 5G.
Like any other existing mobile networks technology, the 5G is deployed using the new acquired spectrum from last year’s network auction. This spectrum uses non-ionizing lower frequency radio waves that, just like 2G, 3G and 4G, don’t harm us. For added peace of mind, there are global regulations that protect people from frequencies that could be harmful and 5G falls well within compliance.