Today, wireless is not just about Wi-Fi. Mobile communications have dramatically changed how we work, especially since the introduction of mobile 5G.
When using mobile communication, we don’t even think about it, until we have a problem connecting to the internet…
The Future of Connectivity
With a forecast of over 75 billion connected devices by 2025, Wi-Fi will not be able to cope. 5G has limited penetration through walls, and the rest of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum is already allocated.
A new technology, called Light Fidelity (LiFi), is offering a remedy to these congestion issues and has virtually unlimited bandwidth. LiFi will become a supplementary technology when used in conjunction with Wi-Fi, which will provide resilient and robust wireless networks that will be capable of handling many more devices than is currently possible over existing Wi-Fi networks.
This is just one key reason why you should consider all the wireless options and emerging technologies that are available today to enable you to get the best option for your long-term needs.
GCL was one of the first companies to offer wireless over 20 years ago and our experts have extensive knowledge of all wireless possibilities available today.
Wi-Fi and Smart Buildings – Expert Installation From GCL
A smart building where your occupants and visitors can communicate and work effectively will provide your facilities with a truly productive, cost-effective working environment and will increase employee satisfaction.
GCL has experience installing a wide variety of different types of installations from enterprise networks for universities, hospitals (see the case study below) to small offices and residential homes.
GCL also has experience with installing Wi-Fi in industrial locations such as factories and warehouses, as well as providing outdoor links to complicated installations where laying physical cables is not an option.
Wi-Fi 6 for Faster Networks
Because of the issues caused by so many devices using Wi-Fi, the industry came up with a new standard to make Wi-Fi more efficient. Wi-Fi 6 does a better job managing data and allocating the required airtime to multiple users. It also works smarter than its predecessors in dense environments, transmitting more data to an increased number of users with better reliability.
Mobile 5G and How Networks Are Evolving
5G mobile communication is offering superfast mobile networks and helping change the way we use our mobile devices. Evolving networks to cater for everything from smartphones to robots on factory floors requires high-performing, highly reliable connectivity. However, there is a problem with 5G which is that the signal does not penetrate buildings very well and this can cause potential issues for commercial enterprises; there is a solution to this and GCL can help.
GCL is an accredited partner of CommScope that uses a technology called ONECELL® and has been designed specifically for high-capacity in-building environments. Employing technology called C-RAN small cells, ONECELL is uniquely designed to meet 5G reliability and performance requirements, while also providing an economical migration path from Long Term Evolution (LTE) to 5G.
Light Fidelity (LiFi) and Communications Network
LiFi uses a visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to transmit data; in other words, using light to transmit data signals. So, by adding a LiFi switch into a communication equipment rack, the existing LED lighting system is transformed into a communications network. It’s predicted that phones, tablets and laptops will soon all be equipped with LiFi functionality and visible light communications will co-exist with Wi-Fi.
More information about this exciting technology can be found by visiting pureLiFi’s website – a leading British research company considered World leaders in this field.
GCL’s wireless experts have extensive experience in providing Wi-Fi and mobile solutions for education, health, commerce and private sectors. Our industry-leading accreditations show that we meet the required professional standards in everything we do, and we will always offer you impartial advice to make sure you get the best wireless service.
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