Are Australian businesses ready for 5G?

- October 24, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

With Telstra switching off the 3G network and the rollout of 5G services continuing, are Australia’s business owners ready for the next generation of tech?

A report by Samsung Australia and Tech Research Asia suggests not only are Aussie businesses eager to embrace the next-gen mobile tech, they already understand the business benefits faster connectivity can bring

According to the report, a quarter (24 per cent) of organisations intend to adopt 5G services for business in the coming 18 months. While almost 80 per cent of Australian businesses set to adopt 5G related mobile services within the next three years.

While the report suggests early 5G solutions implemented by businesses will focus on bandwidth-centric approaches, there are indications businesses will quickly adopt additional solutions such as slicing and edge computing.

Currently, more than two in three Australian businesses feel that their operations are constrained by current network performance. While 60 per cent of businesses felt that there is a need for 5G services to meet business needs above current 4G connectivity.

Danny Mandrides, Head of Enterprise and Government, IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia said: “There is no doubt that 5G is both a trigger and an engine that will transform the way Australians live and work, but also how businesses operate in an increasingly mobile-driven economy. Now more than ever before Australian businesses are telling us that they demand the bandwidth, stability, and opportunities that 5G will bring.

“At Samsung, we want to help ensure our customers and partners develop the best possible approach to adopting the latest in network and device services and this includes building our respective understanding for how innovations in 5G can help break barriers and solve real challenges for Australian organisations,” Mandrides added.

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