The demand for 5G connectivity is rising, with the need for faster download speeds and better performance from our mobile devices increasing every day. Wired infrastructure will also require 5G connectivity, as wide varieties of work rely on fast computers and a reliable Internet connection. For your business’s network to support 5G, your infrastructure needs to be able to support thousands of devices as well as the data collected and transmitted by those devices. How will a network be able to support this activity? Fiber infrastructure is the key to establishing and maintaining 5G network support for the following three reasons.
Fiber Supports the Creation and Transfer of Real-Time Data
A 5G network must support the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, both of which rely on real-time data collection and transfer. Decisions are being made instantaneously based on this data. To ensure that the data is transferred, lower latency and higher bandwidth levels are required. Because of fiber’s unlimited bandwidth potential, fiber is naturally the cable of choice to support these requirements.
Fiber Can Meet Increasing Network Demands
The 24/7 data collection and transfer process means that there are more demands put on networks. Networks need to have higher availability levels, full wireless network coverage, lower latency, and higher bandwidth capabilities. This is partially due to the high amount of devices people carry, which connect their users to unlimited data. However, at large facilities like stadiums or arenas, devices that are not controlled or managed by people need to connect directly to the network and operate independently. When you bring fiber to these networks, these devices, such as security cameras, can utilize the 5G network’s improved bandwidth and capacity levels to perform well.
Fiber Supports Higher Radio Networks and Small Cells
To handle large amounts of data, 5G uses higher radio frequencies than existing mobile networks. These frequencies have short ranges, however. For 5G to work well and provide multi-gigabit service to users and devices, additional “cells” covering small areas need to be installed throughout a venue.
Fiber is the preferred choice for 5G networks because of its scalability, security, and its ability to handle the large amount of backhaul traffic that is generated. Fiber is also preferred for the fronthaul portion of the network. Fiber can handle the increased speeds that come with 5G networks with lower attenuation, immunity to electromagnetic interference, and nearly unlimited bandwidth potential.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.
Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our contact page. Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area and Richmond, VA. In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.