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The Real Business Opportunities For 5G Connectivity

The recent 2022 spectrum auction (which we summarised in this previous post) has meant that South Africa’s mobile operators are now able to take advantage of next-generation technologies, including 5G.  Unsurprisingly, there’s been a significant amount of hype around the exciting prospects of 5G Connectivity. With increased speed and reliable mobility, to name just two benefits, businesses of all sizes, across a variety of industries, will be in a position to leverage new, exciting opportunities.  We’re going to unpack the benefits of 5G Connectivity and how businesses can use these to transform the way they operate to become more resilient, efficient, competitive, and profitable.  What Is 5G? Before we talk about what 5G Connectivity can do, let’s talk about what it is.  5G stands for ‘fifth generation’ and it represents the latest advances in mobile cellular technology. Essentially, 1G enabled our mobile phones to simply exist and 2G allowed for texting, while 3G went...

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Payment Systems

The Impact of 5G Connectivity On Payment Solutions

5G is quickly becoming the most widely adopted technology, driving opportunities, improvements, and innovations across a variety of industries. One of the key spaces that is already showing signs of being impacted by 5G is payment solutions.  Since the Covid-19 pandemic, several fintech startups, ecommerce, and related platforms took to the mainstage to showcase their innovative payment solutions in answer to the consumer need for more hygienic and convenient transactions. Unsurprisingly, traditional financial institutions waivered in their approach to the transforming payment landscape – although with the rise of 5G connectivity this has quickly changed and many banks have launched solutions that compete with the up and coming fintech companies.    In this post, we’re going to unpack how 5G Connectivity is transforming the payment solution space. First, What is 5G? By now most people are familiar with the term ‘5G’ and how it relates to the connectivity we enjoy through our smartphones. But...

Security

How 5G Impacts Data Security In Your Business

The reality is that as much as we can look forward to cheaper data costs, reduced latency, and more reliable and faster connectivity, not to forget the untold opportunities and next-generation technologies that will be enabled by 5G Connectivity, there is something that needs to be discussed.  That is the issue of data security.  In this post, we’re going to specifically review the issue of data security and how in spite of the haste with which most companies are rushing to implement 5G Connectivity services, companies must take into cognisance potential data security issues that these bring along.     How Will 5G Tech Impact Your Business? We’ve unpacked what 5G Connectivity is in this previous post, but to briefly recap, 5G stands for ‘fifth generation’ and it represents the latest advancement made in mobile cellular technology – far surpassing our current 4G network connection. From a commercial perspective, this new wireless network technology has the...

Small Businesses

The Real Business Opportunities For 5G Connectivity

The recent 2022 spectrum auction (which we summarised in this previous post) has meant that South Africa’s mobile operators are now able to take advantage of next-generation technologies, including 5G.  Unsurprisingly, there’s been a significant amount of hype around the exciting prospects of 5G Connectivity. With increased speed and reliable mobility, to name just two benefits, businesses of all sizes, across a variety of industries, will be in a position to leverage new, exciting opportunities.  We’re going to unpack the benefits of 5G Connectivity and how businesses can use these to transform the way they operate to become more resilient, efficient, competitive, and profitable.  What Is 5G? Before we talk about what 5G Connectivity can do, let’s talk about what it is.  5G stands for ‘fifth generation’ and it represents the latest advances in mobile cellular technology. Essentially, 1G enabled our mobile phones to simply exist and 2G allowed for texting, while 3G went...

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