Smart businesses are fueled by data—and anything that slows the processing of that data has a direct impact on both customers and employees, for example.
- Retail: Shopping, whether online or in brick-and-mortar stores, can be hampered by network failure, poor customer engagement and any number of stocking and delivery issues.
- Healthcare: Patients can't always take time off from work to visit the doctor, and sometimes in-person visits just aren't feasible. Physicians are also continuously searching for better ways to monitor patients when they're at home and keep an eye on drug interactions while they're in the hospital.
- Manufacturing: On the manufacturing plant floor, technicians lose precious production time when critical assets malfunction or if there isn't proper IT/OT alignment. And in the field, routine service calls don't always require the most expensive technicians.
- Supply Chain: Sudden extreme weather and geopolitical events disrupt network access that businesses and customers rely on. Whatever their sector, businesses need accurate real-time data for greater supply chain transparency.
The list of challenges is long, and under responsive wireless networks can create dangerous and costly bottlenecks for business. Faster data processing through low-latency 5G networks can unearth solutions, laying the groundwork for complete digital transformation. Low-latency 5G delivers the speed that advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, need to realize their full potential.