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Why Are 5G and Wi-Fi 6 a Big Deal?

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Why Should 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Be a Big Deal to You?

For years, the evolution of wireless standards has sparked debates over whether or not the latest and greatest cellular networks will replace the need for Wi-Fi or vice versa. Most recently, the headlines in trade publications have shouted, 5G vs. Wi-Fi 6, Who Will Win? Our money is on (and the popular opinion) is neither. The convergence of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 networks is the future and essential to answering the consumer's demand for The Connected Life Experience™.

The Convergence of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 is Perfect Timing

To truly understand why we believe that a partnership will form with 5G and Wi-Fi 6 rather than an either-or, a quick history lesson is helpful. Check out our infographic, The Evolution of Cellular and Wi-Fi Networks, to see how the level of connectivity expectations has developed and changed over the last 40 years.

Are your residents demanding fast connectivity on every inch of your properties? With the power of both 5G and Wi-Fi 6, you will reliably deliver faster speeds and connect to more devices. That means you will be able to support all the IoT and smart home technology your residents require.

What you Need to Know About 5G and Wi-Fi 6

5G will be the internet access choice for outdoor networks. It aims to speed up mobile data communication by up to three times compared to 4G/LTE.  Along with increased speed, 5G promises a substantial reduction in network latency, which means you can deploy many more internet-connected wireless devices in the same space without overwhelming your property's network.

Wi-Fi 6 continues to be the preferred choice for indoor networks. It boasts four times better wireless performance in dense or congested areas, 40% higher peak data rates, and four times better network efficiency compared to Wi-Fi 5. Wi-Fi 6 offers reliable faster speeds and more capacity for multi-device connectivity in MDUs where bandwidth is a factor.

We're Here for It!

As a leader in advanced network solutions, Single Digits is ready to help property owners take advantage of the emerging capabilities of the Wi-Fi 6 and 5G standards along with Wi-Fi 6E devices. As both technologies begin to become widespread, now is the time to consider the bright future ahead of us, when Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will be available to complement each other. Please visit the Single Digits website to read the blog and learn the whole story about 5G and Wi-Fi 6.

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