7 Misconceptions About 5G and Wi-Fi

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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Kendra Luciano
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Kendra is the Managing Editor of the Extreme Networks blog and resource center. She was previously a Vertical Solutions Marketing Co-Op while pursuing her degree in Communications with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

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