With a large array of small antennas and time division duplex communication, 5G massive MIMO is expected to support more bandwidth and users with lower latency.
Currently, the next wave of cellular technology certainly has its shortcomings. For instance, 5G faces a dearth of devices, smaller coverage ranges and hefty premiums.
In addition to high speeds and low latency, the emergence of 5G cellular technology could put some pressure on the market prices of incumbent WAN connectivity.
While 5G is not fully baked yet, early business use cases are intriguing. Connections between branch offices and headquarters, for instance, could be greatly improved.
As 5G deployment ramps up in the coming years, the technology will transform enterprise WAN connectivity, help drive SD-WAN rollouts and stir up market competition.