5G vs. Wi-fi 6 – Will 5G replace WIFI or co-exist to transform wireless connectivity?08/10/2020
With all the media coverage surrounding 5G technology, we are often asked whether 5G will replace Wi-Fi as a connectivity solution for enterprise customers or could they co-exist?
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On the other hand, 5G will no doubt become the mobile technology of choice in the coming years for outdoor networks and high-speed mobility. However, for 5G to reach its full connectivity range, there is still a need to build more 5G masts which means it’s not an immediate answer to high speed connectivity. It will be a number of years before it provides the coverage that users and enterprises would want and come to expect. However, as and when 5G is launched to the masses (instead of metropolitan areas), the potential is limitless with connected cars, smart city deployments, or large-scale manufacturing operations.
As Wi-Fi and cellular wireless technologies continue to evolve at the similar pace, we believe that Wi-Fi 6 can and will coexist with 5G. Both technologies are designed to solve the increasing need for more bandwidth, lower latency and massive device support for a multitude of connected devices. Most excitingly, both technologies will power Internet of Things and businesses can choose which wireless technology will best fit their needs without compromising on capacity and speed. These two technologies, far from being rivals, can help businesses solve real-world connectivity challenges and can continue to cater to users’ specific needs.
Our network specialists at Virtu Consulting has been advising businesses on 5G and Wi-Fi 6 advancements. If your business would like to join in the conversation on your future connectivity options, come and have a chat with us.
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