The embarrassment of riches from streaming services and many of us working from home over Zoom have launched us into a data-hungry world and with it the poignant arrival of 5G and Wi-Fi 6. Yet, our reliance on wireless data in the enterprise space will only increase as we get back to working and co-mingling in the world.
Faster, higher bandwidth wireless data with lower latency and fewer dropouts will revitalize the enterprise trends we’ve seen over the last decade, including the expansion of the mobile workforce, the rise in working from home, the increasing data needs of international trading partners, suppliers and customers, and bring your own device (BYOD) policies.
Released in 2019, Wi-Fi 6 isn’t just faster, it’s smarter. It encodes data more efficiently, packing more information into radio waves, which means more ones and zeroes per unit of transmission. More powerful chips at both the transmitter (router/modem) and receiver (laptop/phone) end can handle the extra load, and the whole system means more (and quicker) bandwidth.
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