5 Key Things to Know About 5G

By Ed Bergstrom

In today’s modern world, we use 5G to send pictures and stream videos from our cell phones, but we also use 5G for first responder communication and much more.

Keep reading to learn about 5G, what the rollout means for cell-site landlords, and how 5G is being deployed around the world.

1. Why we need 5G in today’s everyday life

Long gone are the days when we would print maps and memorize directions before a road trip. Today, we rely on our cell phones to access real-time traffic data and up-to-date information about road and highway congestion. GPS navigation is a prime example of how we use 5G in our everyday lives.

Another important way we use 5G is for work. Many people work remotely and they rely on their cell phone to provide updates to their teams, make phone calls, and continue working from wherever they are. Also, small and large businesses can better operate with 5G. An example is vendors at farmer’s markets who use mobile terminals to process payments.

When it comes to devices and 5G, most new cell phones are 5G enabled. Tablets, reading devices, and smart watches also rely on 5G. This means that the device taps into 5G network connectivity to send and receive messages, share pictures, make video calls, process payments, etc.

2. Unexpected ways we use 5G in today’s modern world

Aside from sharing photos, playing games, and even streaming videos, 5G is used in our everyday lives for significant challenges. As a society, we lean on 5G connectivity for communication regarding safety and wellbeing. For example, medical devices used by first responders tap into the 5G network. Home security systems do too.

5G allows us as a society to be better connected – to communicate and respond with speed in moments of urgency.

3. What the 5G rollout means for cell-site landlords

Our connected world relies more and more on bandwidth and connectivity. This means that in order for people and businesses to be better connected, 5G must be widely available. Carriers and operators are working hard to ensure that their cell sites are up-to-date with the latest 5G technology. They are also ensuring they have 5G cell sites across all regions – remote towns, as well as densely populated urban areas.

With a lease buyout form APW, a cell-site landlord has the opportunity to receive a lump-sum upfront payment based on the market value of their wireless lease. It’s an alternative method of getting rent payments from the wireless site lease. A wireless lease buyout allows the landlord to receive the money in one go. The landlord can invest it, save it, utilize it, give it to charity, put it towards a college or retirement fund, or pay debt and loans.

The lease buyout does not in any way affect the ownership of the property nor the rights the carrier has in the wireless lease agreement. So, it’s a win-win situation because with a lease buyout the cell-site landlord gains the freedom to decide how to utilize the larger sum of money.

4. 5G around the world

Governments, network operators, and organizations are working to ensure that even remote corners of the world have the latest cellular connectivity. As we as a modern society remain more connected, 5G will continue to be increasingly important across the world.

APWireless is located in 20 countries across 4 continents. Not only do we rely on our 25 years of industry leadership experience, but we also employ local telecom industry experts and professionals in each country. We come up with solutions based on local laws, financial concepts, customs, and languages. At APWireless we offer flexible and favorable transaction terms, whether that is for our customers and partners in Recife, Brazil or for those across the globe in Brisbane, Australia.

5. Keywords related to 5G

Lastly, knowing these key terms will be helpful in getting a better understanding of 5G and how it operates.

5G rollout: 5G is the successor of 4G. It is the fifth generation technology for broadband cellular networks. It has higher bandwidth than 4G and can connect different devices to each other. 5G is generally used for cellular connectivity, connecting cell phones and other devices to each other.

Low latency: Latency is the delay between one thing and the other. With network connectivity, low latency means that there is little- to no-lag between the transfer of information. Low latency is desirable, especially when it comes to network connectivity that requires information to be accessed immediately.

Bandwidth: When it comes to connectivity, bandwidth is the maximum amount of data that can be transmitted in a given amount of time. Note that bandwidth does not equal speed; it equals the volume of information that can be sent, and it’s calculated in megabits per second (Mbps).

Small cells: About the size of a laptop, small cells are low-powered cellular radio access boxes that connect to a macro cell tower. Small cells are deployed and installed in dense urban areas that require more data coverage and network connectivity. These densely populated places include stadiums, train stations, and downtown areas. Small cells boost wireless connectivity.

Macro cells: Ranging from 50 to 200 feet tall, macro cells send and receive radio signals and provide coverage for cellular networks. Macro cells reach a wider area; their range can cover miles. They are usually located in the countryside, in rural areas, or along highways.

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