You're probably hearing a lot about 5G these days, but do you know how it works? It's a performance specification with 1 GBps or faster data rates and less than 1 ms latency. Basically, 5G equals lightning-fast speeds and greater network capacity, all with lower latency. Great improvements all around!
There are three ways that network carriers can achieve 5G speeds - low-band, mid-band and high-band. Let's hone in on low-band, since it's the most common type of 5G currently available, and how it works. Low-band 5G is also known as carrier aggregation and dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS). To make this possible, carrier networks aggregate existing 4G bands to achieve faster speeds across a wide range.
To explain how this works, we have a metaphor for you. First, picture all cell towers and devices as individual airports. The cell tower near your workplace is like an international airport, with tons of planes coming and going to various destinations. Each device is a smaller airport, with planes coming and going to drop passengers off in that specific location. Each airplane is a carrier frequency or frequency band, and the passengers are like data. If a plane can only carry 50 passengers, it's not going to carry any more than that from one airport to another on a single trip; it has to go back and forth to bring more than 50 passengers, which can take a lot of time. The maximum capacity limits how many passengers can be carried between airports and how quickly they can arrive. This, in sum, is how 4G networks work.
Alright, so how do 5G networks work? Those same 4G "airplanes" can be used to create low-band 5G networks. Imagine two planes flying at the same time together from one airport to another; this doubles the capacity of passengers traveling at the same time to the same location. This is a great way of imagining 5G low-band, which combines the frequency channels to provide increased bandwidth. More data at the same time feels like higher speeds to the people using the devices. However, this means there are fewer planes traveling to other airports, meaning that the total available bandwidth is the same. A smaller number of users transferring a larger amount of data can deplete the available bandwidth more quickly.
WilsonPro's 5G repeaters can enhance the experience of using 5G, enabling faster data speeds inside and outside buildings. WilsonPro's solutions can even address issues that 5G can't, bringing the signal to hard-to-reach places like inside buildings with infrastructure that makes getting 5G signal difficult.
You have a variety of options, including the Enterprise 4300, which operates on the 700, 850, 1700/2100 and 1900 MHz frequency bands of 5G. There's the Enterprise 1300, which also operates on the 700, 850, 1700/2100, and 1900 MHz frequency bands of 5G. Finally, the Pro710i operates on the 600 MHz frequency band of 5G. All WilsonPro cell signal repeaters support both carrier-aggregated and DSS 5G, so you can easily extend low-band 5G into your campus or building.