5G Technology: What Radio-IP Brings to The Table
What is 5G technology?
With the rise of smart phones and other devices requiring network connectivity, the demand for quickly generated data at any time and from anywhere has grown. To accommodate such a demand, 5G networks technology has begun deploying and is slowly but surely being adopted by many individuals, companies, corporations and even government agencies, both for personal and professional use.
Like their predecessors, using 4G network technology, 5G wireless devices are connected to cellular networks, in which the service area is divided into small geographical zones, which are connected to the Internet and telephone network by radio waves through a local antenna. However, unlike its predecessor, this new generation offers higher download speeds and greatly reduced latency.
In addition to being faster than other existing networks, 5G has a much higher bandwidth, allowing multiple different devices to be connected at once. Its unique network architecture also allows for connection across different environments, going from centralized networks into distributed clouds. This improves the quality of Internet services across larger and crowded areas.
Due to the increased bandwidth, it is expected that 5G will be increasingly used by general internet service providers (ISPs), competing with existing service providers, such as T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and many others.
Service providers from multiple industries also see this as an emerging source of new applications as well as innovation and optimization opportunities in fields as varied as healthcare, public safety, education or even office work (telecommuting). New 5G applications will be developed based on the multiplication of networked connected objects, enabling a variety of new utilities for consumers and enterprises.
Thinking of switching to 5G? Think Radio-IP
Being on a highly efficient and reliable mobile network is great and all, but that still doesn’t make all of its various users immune to any prying eyes or other potential risks. Securing these multiple opportunities requires security controls and protocols that can provide new methods of protection against attacks that exploit 5G’s speed and volume.
That’s where Radio-IP comes in with its 4th generation of MVPN (Mobile Virtual Private Network) solutions in order to fend of all these threats: Armada.
Designed for Android and iOS devices (smartphones and tablets), Armada allows multiple devices to safely and efficiently access multiple applications simultaneously across large zones thanks to a strong encryption procedure that exceeds the FBI CJIS, HIPAA and HITECH requirements, providing FIPS 140-2, AES 256, supporting a simple but effective 2-factor authentication system for all devices.
With ease of integration and deployment thanks to efficiency tools such as Mobile Device Management (MDM), Armada creates a 2-way virtual tunnel between your network’s Gateway (server) and its client(s) (device or devices), allowing for secured and optimized data traffic across the network. This grants you the ability to enforce specific security policies for each device, without slowing down data traffic within the network.
Armada not only enforces security policies across the network, it also ensures that every device remains connected to any mission critical applications at all times through seamless and transparent roaming, allowing “Session Persistence” by ensuring that network communication channels remain open for additional connectivity requests and responses, instead of simply closing and re-opening after every exchange or emergency. This circumvents the need for users to reconnect themselves every time they lose connection to the network.
In other words, in a world where 5G networks will soon become the norm, this constant network connection prevents any application from crashing when connectivity is lost for any reason (i.e. blind spots), allowing users to access multiple applications quickly and efficiently without any worry of losing any data or being booted out of their session. This increases every user’s productivity and effectiveness.
Afraid that your mobile network might suffer technical difficulties and lose connectivity due to an overload of required simultaneous tasks? With Armada, that can be prevented by having multiple servers working together, giving your network the power to perform proper scalability requirements to accomplish each task and balance its load between different servers. If one shuts down, the other ones take over seamlessly thanks to Armada’s redundancy capabilities, granting your own private network the ability to duplicate your system components, without any input necessary from the network’s users!
This grants multiple users the ability to keep using different mission critical applications at the same time, making them much more efficient and productive while accomplishing their various critical tasks. On top of that, Armada’s Group Policies Management and Split-Tunnelling capabilities allows for secure connectivity, steering each user to mission-critical applications in a cost-effective way, based on each of their specific needs within their group.
As effective as 5G networks technology may be in terms of downloading speeds and bandwidth, that doesn’t make it invulnerable to technical mishaps, or even illicit activities that can target any device on a specific network. With Armada, Radio-IP not only guaranties an easy and consistent connection for every device within a network, but also protects them from any danger.
If 5G technology is to be the path that will lead to the future of mobile networks, then Radio-IP’s MVPN security solution Armada is an absolute must-have to ensure safe access to that path. If all these reasons are enough for you to be compelled into doing business with us, contact our team of experts on Contact us | Radio IP (radio-ip.com) to learn more.