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7 Misconceptions About 5G and Wi-Fi

Extreme Office of the CTO Office of the CTO Published 10 Mar 2022

I recently had the pleasure to speak to a room full of Wi-Fi professionals about the relationship between 5G and Wi-Fi. I had 10 minutes to get my point across about what I feel are the 7 biggest misconceptions regarding 5G and Wi-Fi:

In those 10 minutes I summarized the following misconceptions:

  • Wi-Fi 6 and 5G are generationally similar
  • Private 5G is always a Wi-Fi competitor
  • 5G and Wi-Fi are complimentary
  • Wi-Fi is ideal and 5G must be like it
  • 5G and Wi-Fi will converge
  • Advertised specs are current reality
  • The “best” technology wins

The video of my presentation at the 2020 wirelessLAN Professionals Conference (WLPC) in Phoenix is now available for all to view.

This blog was originally authored by Marcus Burton, Architect, Cloud Technology

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