August 27, 2019

5G Cellular Technology for Hospitality

Are you ready for 5G? According to some experts, much of the hospitality industry is not ready yet. Besides gaining an edge over the competition and attracting new patrons, there are plenty of reasons why hotels may want to consider upgrading to 5G cellular technology. 

Experts expect 5G to impact the industry for years to come, offering enormous promises and opportunities for organizations. Although standards and capabilities are still evolving, entertainment providers, large venues and hoteliers should add 5G cellular technology to buildings and spaces now. 5G is more than a small step beyond 4G. It’s a giant leap ahead. And it will require a completely different architecture.

Delivering a New Generation of Hotel Services

Promising faster speeds (100MB per second on 5G compared to 10MB per second for 4G) and improved capacity and latency, the much anticipated giant leap forward will have a significant impact on all industries worldwide. 

For the hospitality sector, the adoption of 5G will connect people in ways never imagined. 5G can provide a better guest experience, enhance associate productivity and help companies make revolutionary decisions in the future. Additionally, the benefits of using this enhanced technology for large-scale events is clear, from real-time collaboration opportunities during conferences to streamlined interactive break-out sessions. 

Many markets haven’t yet incorporated 5G cellular technology into their communication strategies. This leaves a large window of opportunity for those who embrace it now. 

The Evolution of 5G Feels Like Home

For hotels who struggle to provide reliable connectivity solutions for guests, 5G will redefine the guest experience. Applications span immersive IoT applications monitoring every aspect of the guest experience to faster data speeds accommodating video conferencing for business. 5G brings grand opportunities for hospitality providers and leverages a unique differentiator to attract clientele.

In preparation, it’s important to consider what (and how) services and applications can be connected, as well as how many users need to be connected. 

Small Cells: The Foundation of 5G

As you have most likely heard before, 5G is going to reshape the way we do business. But, it will require some major cellular technology changes to do so. 

As 5G cellular technology gains traction, small cells will serve as the foundation of the new wireless network. Small cells equate to more reliable coverage, better spectral efficiency, improved overall network performance and capacity. While similar to conventional base stations, small cells are capable of handling higher data rates. That makes them efficient at delivering high-speed mobile broadband, low-latency applications. 

If you have more questions about small cells, read our article, “What is Small Cell Technology?” or reach out to one of our Telecommunications professionals; we’re here to help. 

5G Cellular Technology Engineering for the Hospitality Industry

As the largest 5G small cell engineering firm in the United States, KMB has designed more than 17,000 small cells across the country. To help large organizations successfully implement aesthetically pleasing installations, we take the time to innovate and engineer elegant solutions to help you stay ahead of the competition. 


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We have deployed over 550 polygons (small cell groupings) nationwide. Our innovative engineering solutions set us apart. Whether you have questions on how to get started, or need help with the permitting process, KMB can help with your 5G and telecom needs. 

Contact us to learn more about KMB’s 5G telecommunication engineering consulting services.


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