5G will be transformative, no doubt. For media and consumer-facing businesses, however, True 5G readiness may require a broader technology perspective and a more encompassing strategy. 

In his latest article on Forbes.com, Emodo General Manager Alistair Goodman provides a bigger picture view of 5G for businesses and suggests some early steps to consider now. The article includes statistics and examples of how and why companies should think about complementary technologies as they plan for the 5G future,

Here’s an excerpt from:  “5G For Business: Thinking Beyond The Phone And Carrier Plan For The 5G Future” published by Forbes.com, Sept. 16, 2019 


For a variety of media and consumer applications, “5G readiness” may require businesses to make additional technological enhancements beyond the mobile connection. The advent of 5G, particularly in these early days, presents an opportunity for those businesses to consider the impact of 5G on user experience, efficiency and innovation within a broader, more strategic context.

5G will undoubtedly help, but alone, it may not be enough. In the context of heightened 5G expectations, experiences and connections that seem fine today may soon feel frustratingly slow to 5G users. Once they begin to realize 5G’s new speed and latency advantages, they’ll take note of the connections that don’t measure up.

5G is not a panacea f