Both Wi-Fi 6 and 5G are built from
the same foundation
IoT at Scale
of access, traffic
They both provide higher data rates to support new
applications and increases in network capacity with the ability
to connect more users and devices.
They will co-exist and work better
together to support different use cases
Both 5G and Wi-Fi 6 bring a promise of dramatically better performance to consumers, mobile workers and organizations.
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At the office
Wi-Fi 6 will continue to be the
access choice for indoor networks
With improvements in speed, latency, and higher density of connected devices, Wi-Fi 6 is ideal for indoor enterprise networks.
It’s also an ideal system in areas where access points will serve more users, such as stadiums and convention centers.
5G will be the designated
choice for outdoor networks
5G hasn’t fully rolled out yet. However, the early businesses cases, which include fixed wireless (broadband backhaul), connected cars, drones and smart cities make it the
preferred method for
Wi-Fi 6 and 5G expand opportunities
for digitization across all industries
Both Wi-Fi 6 and 5G offer exciting opportunities to connect more mission critical IoT devices reliably via wireless.
number of connected
IoT devices per
second by 2025*
Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will also offer enhanced mobile broadband for immersive experience via augmented and virtual reality.
increase in AR/VR
2017 and 2022**
**Cisco Visual Networking Index Complete Forecast Update, 2017-2022
Visual Networking Index Complete Forecast Update, 2017-2022