Can Wi-Fi 6 Compete with 5G in Coverage of Enclosed Public Spaces?

Can Wi-Fi 6 Compete with 5G in Coverage of Enclosed Public Spaces?

  • January 2021 •
  • 13 pages •
  • Report ID: 6010827 •
  • Format: PDF
Wi-Fi 6 extends Wi-Fi service to congested, high-capacity scenarios such as airports, stadiums, factories, and shopping malls, and opens up the ability to make some of these networks self-funding or even profitable instead of being treated as pure cost centers. Wi-Fi 6 will thus be an additional access technology to complement 5G. "The combination of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G NR-U opens up even more use cases and further strengthen the return on investment by offering much more bandwidth per user and the ability to better handle a large number of end users and Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as motion sensors and IP video cameras," says Bill Rojas, IDC Adjunct Research Director. He furthers adds "Augmented reality/virtual reality will become a common feature in sports stadiums, airports, airport hangars, warehouses, smart ports, and many other enterprise/industrial settings."