What are
the benefits
of 5G mmWave?

Author: Keith Shaw

The revolutionary potential of 5G offers opportunities for organizations across industries. In particular, the different 5G spectrum bands each have their advantages. The benefits of 5G mmWave include extremely high bandwidth and low latency. This can give companies looking to deploy emerging and innovative applications with faster speeds and less delay than previous wireless networking technology.

What is 5G mmWave?

5G uses different frequencies of the radio spectrum and is often categorized as low-band (under 1GHz), mid-band (between 1 GHz and 6 GHz), which includes C-Band, and high-band (between 24 GHz and 40 GHz). 5G millimeter wave, or 5G mmWave, refers to 5G that uses the high-band frequency of the radio spectrum, that is above 24 GHz.

What is a benefit of 5G mmWave technology?

The higher frequency range of mmWave can enable carriers to aggregate larger blocks of bandwidth, which can help improve speed and latency, and support consumer applications such as downloading movies in minutes (if the content provider has optimized their network for 5G mmWave connections).

That said, there are potential 5G mmWave benefits for businesses. For example, 5G mmWave could support improved industrial automation (autonomous robots and automated guided vehicles in a factory), better augmented and virtual reality (immersive education and training, digital twin simulations, and enhanced experiences with retail shopping).

Verizon has deployed mmWave in high traffic areas like stadiums where connected mobile users can benefit from its performance characteristics. This could also allow the venue to provide more immersive applications to a customer, such as streaming rich game action to smartphones. 

Earn the benefits of 5G with a trusted, experienced partner

Companies looking to explore 5G would do well to partner with an experienced wireless carrier provider, such as Verizon. Verizon has critical spectrum holdings, a broad network and the expertise to help you explore new applications requiring high speeds and low latency.

Learn more about how Verizon can help your business experience the benefits of 5G.

The author of this content is a paid contributor for Verizon.