As Wi-Fi 6 and 5G become more widely implemented, the potential benefits they offer for a variety of industries are becoming clearer. Each technology has different use cases but they tend to play well together, delivering the flexibility and seamlessness that users and organizations expect.
5G is a great fit for outdoor applications, such as when colleges need to cover large areas of their campuses. It can be simpler and more cost-effective than trying to supplement coverage with Wi-Fi. 5G will also advance smart city applications, enabling governments to deliver services remotely, such as reading smart water meters. It also can help ensure reliable connections to services including police and emergency response.
Wi-Fi 6 is primarily for use indoors and in large spaces, such as stadiums, where existing cell towers can’t handle the demand. Stadiums also demonstrate the way that Wi-Fi 6 and 5G can work together. A stadium could augment its Wi-Fi 6 installation with 5G as the number of base stations increases. Both are designed for high speed, low latency and high capacity, which makes them align effectively.