How does 5G broadband work?
First off, 5G isn't a technology just aimed at today's smartphones. It has been developed to provide a far greater degree of interconnectivity between multiple smart devices. You may have heard of IoT (the Internet of Things) - it is this sort of communication that 5G enables. One of the main uses for 5G is that with the right equipment, it can provide a very fast broadband connection almost immediately to any home or business within 5G coverage - and without any need for physical cables or wires. Unlike traditional internet service providers that use either fibre optic or copper cables to connect your property to the internet, 5G broadband is provided via a wire-free connection over the mobile network. This means that you get very high performance broadband with no need for a landline. 5G broadband works in much the same way as it does with 5G smartphones except the 5G SIM card is inserted into the high spec 5G router that we supply for free. This then shares that high-speed connection over WiFi or your wired network for all your devices to connect to and take advantage of. So 5G broadband works over the airwaves much like 4G broadband but uses the latest technology which allows the transmission of much more data in a much shorter period of time. And that results in a much faster internet connection.
Our 5G can also work with VoIP phone systems that most businesses now use.
Need a temporary broadband connection whilst yours is down?
We might be able to help. If your current broadband connection is down due to a fault or maintenance and you need urgent cover for a short period of time, then contact us. Providing your property is within our coverage area, we can install a temporary 4/5G system to keep your connection to the outside world.
Call us on 0116 366 7020 with your postcode and our engineers will endeavor to help.
How does 5G broadband work?
5G works in much the same way as 4G. It even works on the same airwaves. The difference is in the radio frequencies that are utilised. While 4G works on frequencies of 700-2500 MHz, 5G works on a much higher 28 GHz frequency. This means it can transmit more data in less time, resulting in a much faster and more reliable internet connection than 4G can provide.
The only ‘downside’ to this higher frequency is that the 5G mobile signal cannot travel as far as the 4G signal currently does. That’s why new 5G masts have been popping up around the country. The more antennas, the greater the reach of 5G, and the more people can benefit from this 5th-generation technology.
What does 5G have to do with broadband?
If your connection is delivered through the existing copper cable network, fibre-optic cables, or coaxial cables, these are all wired connections that aren’t powered by mobile technologies.
However, some people do use wireless internet services delivered through mobile networks. They may use a wireless modem, or use their smartphone as a hotspot and connect their computers and tablets to their phone’s signal. This is usually done when a wired broadband connection is unavailable. But with the widespread rollout of 5G, which is both faster and more reliable than the 4G network, there’s increased interest in using wireless connections as an alternative to wired home broadband rather than as a last resort.
How fast is 5G broadband?
While 4G can deliver speeds of up to 50Mbps, making it 20 times faster than 3G, the 5th generation technology is even speedier. Currently, 5G speeds vary between 130Mbps and 300Mbps . And these speeds may be even faster in the future as technology continues to evolve.
However, it’s important to remember that there are never any guarantees. 5G speeds are generally fast, but they can vary considerably due to several different factors. Speed can be affected by:
Your location - Your proximity to a 5G mast - The number of devices accessing data from the same mast
- The type of online activities each connected device is carrying out
Can a 5G router be used on a wired network?
Absolutely, a 5G router works the same as any other router that provides you a broadband connection. We simply connect the router to your existing wired network that runs through your building.
Can I have both a wired broadband connection and 5G broadband?
We have a number of companies that deploy both a wired connection and a 5G connection.
This can be for a number of reasons:
They are using both, so should one fail, the other will work as a fail over.
They use for example, one connection for CCTV and one for internet access.
They are currently paying for a wired broadband connection which is slow and they want ultra fast broadband until their wired broadband contract has expired.
Does your router only pickup 5G signal?
No, our routers also work on 3G and 4G signals. which means that should there be an issue with a 5G mast in your area, our router will automatically switch over to 3G or 4G masts.
Can I take the router anywhere with me?
For the most part, yes. Because it can work on 3G, 4G and 5G, you can use it on boats and camper vans etc (as long as you have mains power). It can be also used abroad but you would need to let us know first so you don't get hit with a huge data roaming bill.
Are there any upfront or hidden charges?
No, there are no upfront costs and the router we provide is free. We even send an engineer to you to check you have great connection before you order and to install it for you for FREE! The only time we might charge you extra is if you have a complex network within your building that requires extensive network configuration.
If you'd like to chat to someone, then give us a call and lets see if you can make the move to 5G broadband