We’ve all heard of it, we know it’s coming, and businesses want and need to be ready. There is no debate on the benefits 5G will provide end users—speed, low latency, quality of service, flexibility, and agility for enhanced wireless performance—but there is a conundrum: how can you provide the connectivity you need today while being prepared for 5G when it arrives?
To this point, 4G has delivered on its promises. Like 2G and 3G before it, the development and rollout of 4G technology was based on industry demands, and we will continue to rely on latest and greatest 4G offerings for the foreseeable future. However, low-latency connectivity will be more necessary than ever with increasing demand for real-time applications and use cases. Consider the number of devices that were on a network 5 years ago compared to today, and scale that to the number of devices that will be on the network five years from now.
Businesses must solve for their wireless needs today while putting themselves in the best position to utilize 5G when the time comes, with the least possible time and money spent in doing so.
Businesses must solve for their wireless needs today while putting themselves in the best position to utilize 5G when the time comes, with the least possible time and money spent in doing so. Zinwave’s distributed antenna system (DAS) is the optimal in-building wireless solution, supporting all commercial cellular and public safety technologies in use today, and preparing the enterprise for the rollout of 5G. Thanks to its all-fiber infrastructure and full-spectrum capabilities, Zinwave’s DAS is the most future-ready system, enabling a smooth transition to 5G when 5G networks mature.
Balancing today’s needs and tomorrow’s requirements
5G will broadcast cellular signals at a higher frequency than those currently in use, which comes with trade-offs. The advantage of higher frequencies is that data has more available bandwidth. The challenge is that higher frequencies don’t travel as far, and they don’t penetrate solid objects very well, creating deficiencies in indoor environments where most of the applications are utilized. Therefore, the optimal in-building wireless connectivity solution is critical to support current demand, as well as the increasing demands ahead of the rollout of 5G.
But we’re not there yet
5G is on the horizon. Regardless of exactly when and what 5G will ultimately offer, reliable in-building connectivity is critical and Zinwave is the DAS provider with the architecture best suited for supporting all mobile connectivity needs today (commercial cellular, public safety and private LTE), but also 5G in the future.