How Does 5G Fit Into The Enterprise?

Originally published September 18, 2018

In the U.S. early commercial 5G launches from Verizon and AT&T are focused on the consumer segment. But, given the ultra-high capacity and incredibly low latency 5G will bring, there’s real value in leveraging next-generation cellular to not just provide enterprises and industries with a bigger data pipe, but create an advantageous business outcome.

Lindsay Notwel, Cradlepoint’s vice president of carrier and international business, discussed how 5G can be leveraged in the public safety market where Cradlepoint’s routers are a mainstay.

He gave the example of a firefight in a building. “This is a life or death scenario and it’s all about information right where you need and at the speed and latency to be able to do that. The ability to have floor plans delivered on a helmet visor—these are real applications. In 4G, it’s good. When you’re talking about milliseconds of latency that could mean life or death, that’s the kind of thing we’re talking about.”

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