As the wireless landscape continues to shift, shake, and move, the public is beginning to take notice. The speculation of what the future of 5G will hold is no longer restricted to the analysts and technicians working to bring the technology online. While consumer interest has long centered on the next model of their favorite smartphone, a shift toward focusing on the technology powering those devices is underway.
In fact, after the conclusion of Mobile World Congress Americas, there was a significant spike in searches for 5G driven not only by merger news and product announcements but also through sheer public curiosity.
Public safety also continues to be a focal point given the lack of continuity in regulations regarding in-building wireless connectivity. AT&T’s introduction of FirstNet, the frequencies dedicated specifically to be used by first responders in the event of an emergency, is heightening the focus. It’s no surprise that as public safety deployments have increased throughout the U.S., and as many building owners and property management companies are educating themselves about FirstNet, searches for FirstNet have increased. Through learning more about how the technology serves the greater public, consumers and end users are beginning to better understand the possibilities and requirements that lie ahead.
But as end users begin to better understand the possibilities of faster connection speeds and more robust network reliability, the burden now falls on the enterprise, building owners and developers to choose how to deploy the wireless infrastructure powering today’s offices, hotels, airports, and hospitals across the country – for both cellular and public safety connectivity.
The days of surprise and admiration toward what our smartphones are capable of are long gone. Instead, consumers have now come to expect their devices to accomplish anything they can think of in today’s technological realm of possibilities. Office tenants, hotel guests, and hospital visitors and staff aren’t tolerant of lack of connectivity – they “naturally” assume low latency and high bandwidth when they open crucial business tools to collaborate with team members, friends and family.
Zinwave’s DAS solution solves the potential communication issues by supporting public safety, commercial cellular, Private LTE (CBRS/OnGo) and two-way radio connectivity on a single, full spectrum platform. A Zinwave DAS is ready to take on these new network frequencies through a simple software update, making it the optimal future-proof solution.
Consumers are rapidly learning what to expect from the future of wireless – the real question is whether your building will be ready to address what’s trending: constant, seamless, uninterrupted connectivity.