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5G is the latest upgrade to the cellular network and aims to replace the former 4G network. Like upgrades in the past, 5G is capable of higher data transmission speeds. The average speed of 5G is around 100 times faster than 4G at 10 gigabits per second. While the cellular network has traditionally received an upgrade every 10 years, this upgrade is focused on much more than supporting cell phones. It also aims to support a host of smart devices and support more devices in one area than previous generations of wireless connectivity were capable of.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About 5G

5G is still relatively new, but some enterprises have started to replace 4G-compatible devices with ones that support 5G technology. Because of the costs associated with the tech upgrade, many SMBs have yet to upgrade their devices and equipment. SMBs that are considering purchasing new business equipment, however, should ensure that all devices are compatible with 5G connectivity to eliminate problems in the future.

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