As a busy entrepreneur, you’ve probably heard about the upcoming 5G technology. As Small Business Trends notes, 12 cities in the U.S. will get to experience 5G tech by the end of 2018, with many more areas on the horizon.Fortunately, 5G wireless technology should have a positive impact on your company, which is welcomed news for super swamped business owners. Here’s how it can help you.
1. Communication will improve
Whether you get a lot of phone calls and email inquiries from customers or need to stay in touch with employees who are working out in the field, 5G technology will encourage better communication. Thanks to its super fast connection and enhanced coverage, you will have virtually instantaneous communication with your clients and co-workers, instead of contending with dropped calls and poor connections. If you use an internal communication app like Slack for your Android devices and have set up a single place for you to message your employees and vice versa, 5G technology will allow collaboration on your Android device to be instantaneous with no lag times.
2. Online and in-person sales will benefit
If your company makes a lot of sales online or shares information with clients via mobile devices, 5G’s lightning fast download speeds will allow your team to accomplish a lot more in a shorter period of time. Rather than waiting for sales videos and other information to download and play, 5G offers immediate download times. In addition, thanks to 5G holographic projection technology, which lets people view 3-D video without the use of special glasses, your team could offer impressive 3-D presentations at meetings and trade shows.
3. Increase connectivity to the Internet of Things
As Qualcomm notes, 5G technology will seamlessly connect a huge number of embedded sensors in a number of devices through its ability to use less power and data rates. Because of this feature and how it can better connect the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G networks will bring the power of device to device communication to small businesses. In the real world, this means that important things like deliveries to clients will be faster than ever and battery life will last much longer, resulting in more efficient work days.
4. Reduce the time on the road
Another interesting way that you can put 5G technology to work for you and your business is by harnessing the power of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) on your smartphones. 5G will allow you to integrate this innovative technology on your mobile devices, thus allowing you to meet with potential clients in virtual rooms.
Instead of spending hours on the road traveling for work, AR and VR will save you and your clients valuable time. Also, if you hire a new employee but she will be working remotely from her home office 200 miles away, you can use VR to conduct training sessions in the same virtual room.
5G offering a faster and more efficient workplace
You work incredibly hard to help your business succeed. Thanks to 5G, you will soon have technology that can truly assist you in getting more accomplished. Rather than dealing with slow connection speeds, batteries that quickly lose power and endless road trips to meet with clients, 5G will seamlessly connect you to your customers and employees, saving you a lot of time and allowing you to focus on the many other things you need to do to help your company succeed.