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How 5G Impacts the Hotel Industry

5G Connectivity Concept

New technologies fly at us so fast, it can be hard to keep up sometimes. In the hospitality industry, falling behind is a luxury savvy hotel owners can’t afford. Your customers will always expect the best and the latest when they stay at your hotel. The latest trend making waves in the hospitality industry is the rise of 5G. This revolutionary technology will truly make a big difference in how people connect. Today in the Southeast International Hotel Brokers blog, we break down 5G technology and what it means for hotels. 

What Is 5G?

5G, or fifth generation cellular wireless, is the latest network to be rolled out for cell phones. 5G technology is meant to be many times faster than 4G LTE. Right now, it’s limited to a handful of areas, but widespread adoption will be a reality by 2020. If you want to be ahead of the game in the hotel industry, it’s prudent to prepare for this inevitably as soon as possible.

How Will 5G Impact Hotels and the Industry?

People tend to bring all of their devices along with them as they go. This means their smartphones, tablets, and laptops will all be part of their hotel experience. The rise of 5G is going to lead to the expectation of high speeds and low latency wherever people go. This includes your hotel. The rise of 5G is going to make hotel Wi-Fi much less important, and hotels are going to need to find a way to make 5G accessible for guests wherever they are in your hotel. Hoteliers will need to make sure they have fiber internet connections if they want to keep up.

Although it may be costly to set up initially, the benefits are numerous. Guests will be happy with the speed, and other technologies, like smart rooms, will run much smoother. All in all, there’s no avoiding the implementation of this technology, so hoteliers should view it as a cost of doing business!  

Choose Southeast International Hotel Brokers

Are you looking to buy or sell a hotel? Southeast International Hotel Brokers can help. Our team of hospitality brokers is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to customer satisfaction. We’ll walk you through the entire buying and selling process, making things as easy as possible. Contact us today for more information and speak with a member of the hospitality broker team.