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5G: what will it change for businesses?


November 24th, 2021 - 9am

5G is being deployed in Luxembourg, and brings concrete improvements for companies, regardless of their business areas.

As data use grows significantly each year, 3G and 4G networks will soon be unable to support the large number of mobile Internet connections. 5G will therefore take over and effectively complement existing networks to prevent their saturation.

5G has been deployed in Luxembourg since the beginning of 2021. By 2024, 90% of the Grand Duchy should be covered by this new generation of mobile networks, which aims to become a telephone standard. This technology brings new opportunities and perspectives to companies, which will be able to implement them quickly.

A flawless connection

5G offers three major advantages that businesses can take advantage of in their activities. First, 5G offers up to 10 times the speed of the previous generation, providing a mobile connection quality similar to fiber, regardless of location. Secondly, the latency time, i.e. the time it takes for data to pass from the sender to the recipient, is considerably reduced (up to 10 times less latency compared to 4G/4G+). The information or large files transmission is practically instantaneous which allows, among other things, to optimize the production or management processes, particularly required in the 4.0 industry. Finally, 5G allows to densify the exchange of flows and to adapt them to real-time needs. A greater number of people and terminals can connect simultaneously to the network.

Innovative daily uses

With these capacities, 5G will revolutionize digital communications for businesses. This mobile network will meet the ever-increasing need for connectivity and thus improve the organization and processes of companies. For example, companies will be able to drive operations in near-real-time, store and access thousands of data and tools in the cloud, or deploy and interconnect remote sites. They will be able to use the IoT according to their needs much more easily since, equipped with a 5G chip, these objects will be able to be permanently connected to the Internet without the need to be connected to Wi-Fi or to a wired network. Robotized, the machines will be able to communicate in real-time with the workers present in the factory.

With 5G, everyone will also be able to take full advantage of the most advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Any company can now demonstrate innovation, imagine new products or services, or seek to improve the customer experience by relying on these advanced technologies.

More generally, 5G opens the way to the 4.0 Industry. It will enable new industrial applications to emerge, in a secure, reliable, and controlled way - autonomous cars, connected health, smart cities, etc. - that everyone can enjoy at home or at work. –

Faster, more efficient, more mobile

In this way, 5G will enable each company to be more agile, increase its reactivity, accelerate its digital transformation, and thus increase its productivity and competitiveness.

This will also increase the mobility of employees. Wherever they are, they will be able to access their work tools or take part in a meeting at any time. Equipped with virtual reality headsets connected to 5G, employees will be able to participate in immersive meetings with each other or with their customers, with perfect connectivity allowing real-time interactions. 5G thus paves the way for the "dematerialized" company, capable of operating remotely.

5G is therefore a real growth lever that every company should take an interest in now, otherwise, they will quickly be left behind by their competitors.