Is 5G fixed
wireless internet
the future of
business agility?

Author: Megan Williams

Flexibility is more critical than ever for today's businesses. Fortunately, internet connection technology is adapting to meet today’s business needs. The FCC defines broadband internet as a minimum of 25 Mbps download and three Mbps upload speeds, and it provides high speed internet access via multiple types of technologies including fiber optics, wireless, cable, DSL and satellite.

While DSL and broadband have been the standard for business internet, 5G fixed wireless internet is emerging to shape a new future of business flexibility. To take full advantage, business leaders should familiarize themselves with the technology, the technology and what potential they could have in supporting their business goals.

What is 5G fixed wireless internet? 

This technology employs wireless transceivers and receivers to provide internet connectivity. Fixed wireless access provides internet service to the subscriber and is “fixed” because the transceivers connected to the public cellular network are stationary in a given physical location. 

Advantages of 5G fixed wireless internet

Still, many businesses find it useful to ask what advantages fixed wireless internet options have over DSL and broadband alternatives. The answers to this question will be specific to your business but fall under a few broad advantages:

  • Reliable, high-speed services: For businesses that rely on the internet to do business, reliability is critical in their work. Consider business in financial services, retail, entertainment or healthcare where customers increasingly expect to engage on their own schedules.
  • Unlimited Data: Unlimited data is very important, as even basic business functions involve larger amounts of more complex data being communicated. Think of remote work scenarios where even basic communication with coworkers (and customers) requires video, audio and streaming capabilities.

5G business internet: Why fixed wireless for business?

To discover how you can take advantage of 5G business internet, it's worth asking a few questions to identify the areas where the advantages of both align with your business problems:

  • Are there any potential areas of expansion that we've written off because of the cost, delay or difficulty of establishing internet access and where fixed wireless access is available?
  • What is our remote work strategy and what connectivity challenges will we face? Are we missing opportunities because of problems connecting with rural or urban employees or other remote locations?
  • How could fast, reliable internet support our future business goals?
  • Do we have any high-capacity bandwidth initiatives that would benefit from 5G business internet? (Such as streaming or gaming needs.)

Learn how Verizon can help your business get connected quickly with 5G business internet.