30 May Is 5G the Future of Enterprise Internet Failover?
What is 5G and how will it affect Enterprise Internet Failover?
The future of enterprise internet failover may look a whole lot different, as in, a whole lot faster and more reliable. 5G networks offer increased speeds and highly reliable connections for a variety of devices, the true next generation of enterprise internet connectivity.
Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G should offer connections that are multitudes faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to soon be the norm.
The networks will help power a huge rise in Internet of Things technology, providing the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data, allowing for a smarter and more connected world.
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What is an Enterprise Internet Failover?
A failover link is a secondary Internet link setup to ensure Internet uptime is not lost in the case of a main link failure (e.g. Internet outages caused by traffic accidents, road construction, etc., etc.).
Secondary Internet connections, or failover links, are very popular, even necessary, within industries that demand near-perfect uptime for the sending and receiving of data, such as finance, healthcare, and cloud-based software services. Basically, any industry where a loss of data could be potentially catastrophic.
Failover links are also becoming more popular with businesses that rely on Internet access for production, however, such as software development and media services thanks to the plummeting costs associated with running multiple Internet connections. Imagine if your business lost its Internet connection and could not reconnect for an entire day: Could you operate like that?
If the answer is no, considering a failover link is in the best interest of your organization.
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We expect 5G to unlock experiences of the future like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), automated cars, telemedicine and connected buildings in smart cities. Imagine if firemen could see the layout of the building in their helmets to find those in need much faster. That’s something tomorrow’s 5G could enable. In some cases, it could be truly life-saving. In addition to speed, the following characteristics make the future 5G network special:
- Massive device connectivity – We expect it will help handle and manage the “massive IoT explosion.” IDC predicts more than 30 billion devices will be connected to networks globally by 2020.
- Ultra-reliability – This is especially helpful for industries that use robotics, like healthcare and manufacturing. A 5G network will be one you can depend on.
- Ultra-low latency – Latency is the amount time that passes between when you tell your technology to do something and when it does it. The industry expectation for 5G latency is less than 5 milliseconds – it probably took you about 4,000 times longer to read this sentence.
- Better capacity and coverage – More connection points in a smaller area – along with using small cells and unlicensed spectrum – will improve capacity. That means a better customer experience.
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What are your thoughts?
Let us know in the comments how you feel 5G will affect businesses and overall enterprise internet failover.
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Matthew currently serves as the Marketing Content Specialist for Comm-Works. He possesses experience in the marketing and communications space, and has worked in a variety of fields including technology, health, and franchising. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University in MN and in his spare time, you’ll find him swimming, cooking, and spending time outdoors.