5G is the latest generation of mobile networks. It is the latest iteration after the 4G LTE network and it is expected that 5G will change the way we use the internet and perform various activities on the internet. There was a time when 2G was the next big thing as it brought us SMS and MMS and after that 3G was introduced which brought with itself mobile internet and now, 5G is the future which will soon make all the devices interconnected.

5G isn’t about faster internet speeds only, it can completely transform how business is conducted and how we perform various activities on the internet. 5G has already started rolling out in different areas of the world and newer devices are being manufactured that support the 5G network. Businesses all over the world have started to gear up and get ready to take advantage of 5G but not every business is ready for this technology yet.

The 5G network has a lot of potential that business owners can use in their favor. It can be a game changer for small businesses and those business owners who are tech-savvy and know how to utilize this technology will be the ones who will be making major strides. With all that said, we have discussed below some of the ways explaining how 5G will transform the small business industry:

Faster Internet Speeds & Less Battery Consumption

Theoretically, 5G is said to be about 100 times faster than the current generation of mobile networks, 4G which can provide a major boost for companies. If we take these extra fast internet speeds into perspective, it can make business operations much faster for small businesses. For large businesses and corporations, internet speeds are not a huge issue because these businesses have the resources to afford ultra-high bandwidth internet subscriptions but for small businesses it is.

Small businesses can harness the power of the 5G network and where it used to take 10 minutes to download a file or perform a task on the internet, it would be possible in less than 30 seconds. With such faster speeds, it will no longer be an issue for small businesses to transfer huge amounts of data. This will result in a major upgrade in operational efficiency.

Along with all of this, the battery lives of smart devices wouldn’t be affected as much as it did with 3G or 4G because 5G is very efficient compared to 3G or 4G and can perform the same tasks at much faster speeds and in less time, allowing more time to rest which will result in better battery lives.

Increased Productivity

5G will also help small businesses to work faster and provide services at a much faster rate in considerably less time than before. It is common nowadays for most employees to consume data on their smartphones and with 5G, you can ensure that the time they are spending, they are getting the best out of it.

As 5G provides faster speeds and more reliability than earlier generations of mobile networks, it will lead to employees spending more time being productive and less time complaining about slower internet speeds and connectivity issues. With 5G, we will also see an upgrade in firmware like LPB Piso Wifi which will become better and more efficient.

Mobile Data Will Become More Expensive

Those small businesses that will be using portable routers with 5G support or smartphones with 5G connectivity will also have to pay a lot to enjoy faster speeds. The main issue with mobile data is that it is not unlimited. There may be hardly a few operators in the world who will be providing unlimited data packages, the rest of them offer limited data packages. 

People or businesses who will be using 5G will have to pay a lot for them since the data isn’t unlimited and they will easily reach the data cap. This might be the reason why many businesses aren’t yet prepared for 5G, they would rather use a broadband or fiber internet network with a default gateway address like instead of using a highly expensive 5G network.

Remote Working Will become Easier

5G will make remote working and working from home so much easier and more convenient. Since the speeds of the 5G network are considered to be 100 times faster than 4G, it will allow employees to work from home without facing any speed issues or connectivity problems. Remote working will become much easier as we will see 5G adoption occurring around the world. In addition to this, upcoming infrastructure is also expected to develop with 5G connectivity in mind which will provide a secure and efficient working environment for remote workers.

Provide Opportunities To Bring Innovation

5G will also provide various new opportunities to businesses to bring innovation. If a business has a fast network that is capable of faster speeds, higher capacity, and lowest latency, it can develop new business models, embed the new working systems into business operations, access data at much faster rates, bring new innovative products into the market, and be the dominator against its competitors.

Source: Mindanao Times ( https://mindanaotimes.com.ph/2022/10/06/how-will-5g-transform-the-small-business-industry/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-will-5g-transform-the-small-business-industry)