Telecom is the lifeblood for most businesses and corporations today. Regardless of a company’s size, an efficient telecom infrastructure keeps businesses and customers connected, ensures employees have what they need to be productive and provides support to deliver data-rich services. As telecom continues to become a more critical leverage point for businesses, it becomes more and more critical to take into account the technological advancements available to help save time and money.
According to a report last year, Global Telecoms – Key Trends for 2020 – 5G, Mobile Satellite and Fixed Broadband, “The global telecoms sector is “heavily focused on 5G along with the infrastructure to support this evolution, including fixed broadband and mobile satellite. Interesting advancements are also expected regarding the underlying trends of IoT; M2M; Cloud Computing; Data Centres and Artificial Intelligence.”
5 Reasons to Upgrade Telecom Infrastructure
Modern telecom technology is the driving force behind digital transformation that can lead to new and stronger business opportunities. Here are five reasons why upgrading your telecom infrastructure now makes good operational and business sense for the future health of your company.
1. Increased Bandwidth
The demand for bandwidth is at an all-time high, but older networks simply weren’t built to support today’s technology demands. The evolution of the Internet of Things, mobile demands, cloud-based applications, and other high-capacity activities continue to drive the need for further bandwidth which can overwhelm outdated infrastructures and slow down speeds significantly. Upgrading to a modernized telecom infrastructure can make a big difference on workforce efficiency by improving the volume of information sent over connections.
And now with fifth generation mobile networks (5G) offering more reliable and higher bandwidth, networks will be able to handle many more connected devices than previous networks. That means no more slow or spotty connectivity on the job. With all of these changes, an updated telecom infrastructure will no longer be considered a luxury, but instead, a necessity, to keep connected and potentially open up new business opportunities.
2. Increased Speed and Capacity
As businesses grow, so too will their need for additional data capabilities. More than ever, employees are likely to multi-task by simultaneously working on their computer, mobile device and fielding calls simultaneously. But, the introduction of new technology can place strain on older infrastructures that then requires additional speed and capacity.
5G technology aims to transform telecom networks with a wealth of benefits such as 100-times faster download speeds and increased network capacity to allow many devices to be connected to the same network efficiently. 5G will offer superior speeds, latency, connections, remote coverage and efficient energy consumption, but infrastructure must be able to supply backhaul capabilities and fulfill the escalating data demands.
A sluggish network performance can slow down and rob any sized company of serious ROI. Organizations who need to gain more ground in speed and capacity will need to accelerate their telecom operations to new levels. Moving to an upgraded network can have a direct impact on operations and enable new capabilities.
For businesses, a reliable telecom operation is a key component for successful communication within the organization and with customers. From video conferences and cloud-based training to the overall Smart City movement, many businesses today thrive on digital collaboration. As a result, multimedia capabilities have become critical to their communications to tailor products and services to meet customer and employee needs.
Before the pandemic, it was estimated that over 80% of organizations used the cloud in some capacity. In 2020, internet usage shot up by 70%, the use of virtual communication tools rose by 10 times, and online streaming increased by more than 50%, according to several estimates. Some say 2021 is the year that change will begin to take place towards cloud-native networking. However, as data volumes only continue to increase and needs evolve, many outdated infrastructures are not able to keep pace. This not only slows down performance, but can also pose potential security risks.
A telecom infrastructure upgrade can assure organizations have the bandwidth, speed and security protocols necessary to provide the full scope of cloud-based tools, without dropped connections or delays.
As 5G unveils more opportunities in industries such as healthcare, government, transport, and manufacturing, it can also expose security vulnerabilities in outdated networks. Risks, such as cloud service downtime, compromised websites, or stolen customer information, not only hit an organization’s bottom line, but also impacts their reputation among customers.
Businesses must ensure they fully secure and replace outdated telecom infrastructure to move away from legacy technology. This will not only meet a wide range of growing data needs but also help mitigate security risks supported with the right infrastructure.
5. Extended Coverage
As a large number of modern establishments and public spaces are offering reliable wireless internet access as part of their value-added service, greater telecom infrastructure solutions are required. From eliminating dead spots in unusual building layouts to overcoming challenging terrains and public safety communication considerations, predictable reliability is an important measure for organizations.
Upgrading telecom infrastructure is a logical step to enhance reliability and extend coverage.
Is Your Outdated Telecom Infrastructure Slowing Business Down?
The demand for bandwidth is at an all-time high. While not all situations can be controlled such as bad weather or network disruptions, a slow connection can lead to slow applications, unhappy customers and ultimately, a decrease in profits.
Is your company beginning to feel the effects of an aging telecom infrastructure?
If so, the time to fix the issue and execute a strategic upgrade is now.
Execute a Strategic Telecom Infrastructure Upgrade with KMB
With such large bandwidth demands, competition in every market has never been fiercer. At KMB, we understand how important your telecom infrastructure is for providing reliable, secure service, which is why we work with our clients from inception to completion to surpass project goals and heighten customer satisfaction.
KMB is a leading provider of engineering technology upgrades and overlay services, that has provided services for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint. As a full-service telecom engineering provider licensed in the United States and Europe, we take a systematic approach to develop comprehensive telecom infrastructure solutions to ensure the most economically sound alternatives are presented for each client. We are licensed in 50 states across the USA and are a full service provider covering audit, mapping, structural, A&E and project management services.
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Contact us to learn more about KMB’s telecom infrastructure services that deliver reliable results.