July 25, 2019

What Do 5G Towers Look Like? And Other Common Questions

The excitement around the “fifth generation” of cellular network technology has been building for years. Now that 5G is finally starting to be implemented, new questions are surfacing from your management and C-suite team. How will 5G change the way we connect with customers? What do 5G towers look like? When is 5G really coming? Are we ready?

Let’s shed some light on common questions that organizations may face in the near future about 5G.

5G is set to improve broadband services and play a transformative role in the way we connect. Faster, smarter and more efficient than 4G, 5G technology will pave the way to a more connected world. A wide range of industries will benefit, from hospitality to education, retail to entertainment, transport to healthcare and more. Municipalities will reap enhanced operational efficiencies, including transportation, public safety and utilities.

How will 5G change the way we connect with customers?

It’s no secret that technology evolves quickly. In a world driven by consumer demands, organizations in search of a competitive edge are already starting to embrace these rapid changes. With the exciting promises of 5G, it will directly impact the way we communicate, work, shop and live. 

What does this mean for the way we connect with customers?

Everything. Consumers will be able to experience instantaneous connections and engage in live conversations with brands for superior customer service. Lighting fast connectivity and high throughput will foster rich opportunities for businesses to develop innovative products and provide personalized experiences for customers. 

What do 5G towers look like?

In order to deliver these promising benefits, 5G will require different hardware —  small cells — to relay information between devices. But, what do 5G towers look like? Different from large 4G towers that are placed far apart, 5G towers will be placed closer together (an average of 500-1,000 feet apart) and consist of small equipment strategically placed on street lights, lampposts or utility poles. 

In an effort to hide the small equipment, they should be placed on the sides of office buildings, around college campuses and camouflaged as fake palm trees, metal cactuses and phony evergreens. For 5G small cell deployment, it’s not only important to consider aesthetics but also space efficiency.

When is 5G coming? Are we ready?

While release dates are different for every carrier, we’re seeing commercial 5G service available in major cities nationwide, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, New York City, and Washington DC. 5G small cell technology is going to change the world around us. Today, organizations can harness existing technologies and start to unify data, take advantage of AI-powered insights, and create unique  personalized consumer experiences. 

Although 5G isn’t widely available yet, it’s on the way! Brands who know their customers and engage them in innovative ways now will take the lead for the future. 

Leading Small Cell Deployment Company for 5G Towers

KMB is a leading 5G small cell company. Having deployed over 550 polygons (small cell groupings) nationwide, it is our innovative engineering solutions that set us apart. Whether you have questions about what 5G towers look like or would like more information on how to get started, KMB can help with your 5G and telecom needs. 

Contact us to learn more about KMB’s small cell and 5G engineering consulting services.

Telecom Projects

A leading firm in telecommunications

No matter how complex or expansive your project is, our team of experts has the telecommunications skills required to ensure a cost-effective design to meet your deployment goals.

Explore Portfolio