Early adopters of unified 5G and Wi-Fi 6 tend to be organizations with dispersed facilities, manufacturers, and those with warehouse and logistics operations.
The constant movement of people within these settings, as well as the data-intensive nature of the overall environment, make them ideally suited for flexible and robust wireless services.
But the reality is that many other types of businesses—regardless of whether they have widely scattered buildings or are centrally located—will need the kind of powerful one-two punch that 5G and Wi-Fi 6 deliver.
With that in mind, Lucas says it’s not too early to start preparing now for future requirements. He advises customers to begin thinking about investments in the foundational components of smart buildings—fiber optic cable, Category 6 wiring, conduit, and power supply. This is especially true for businesses that may be looking to upgrade existing Wi-Fi access points as part of a refresh cycle.
All you have to do is look at the evolution of network speeds from yesterday’s megabits to today’s gigabits to see the direction things are heading.
For many businesses, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are the cornerstones of this kind of future-ready planning.