Will 5G replace Wi-Fi?
How 5G and Wi-Fi 6 overlap and how they differ
The evolution of the 4G LTE network to 5G is currently under the spotlight. We’ve all seen the promises of greater speeds and better connectivity for all types of devices and use cases. At the same time, Wi-Fi is also transforming: the move to Wi-Fi 6 (or 802.11ax). Like 5G and LTE, Wi-Fi 6 promises greater speeds, higher device densities, and better battery life for devices on Wi-Fi networks.
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But among all the hype about what new capabilities there will be and what limitations it will surpass, one question has cropped up: Will 5G replace Wi-Fi?
Unfortunately, the answer is not quite so simple.
While 5G and Wi-Fi 6 share certain key technologies, each is better suited to a particular use case.Share this quote