Given 5G’s progressive nature, it makes sense to take a “crawl, walk, run” approach to adoption. Businesses can test 5G use cases by starting small, expand to bigger projects, and ultimately pursue bold, broad strategic initiatives over the longer term.
5G implementations can differ by industry—ranging from factory floor automation in manufacturing to inventory tracking in retail. But the business imperatives for choosing 5G are the same across industries: the need for greater speed; much lower latency for improved response times; increased bandwidth to support mission-critical operations; and higher reliability for overall business continuity.
This article, focusing on the early going—the “crawl” phase—is the first in a three-part series to help businesses deploy 5G on a timeline that makes sense for them.