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Wi-Fi Will Also Survive 5G

That’s Why Wi-Fi Will Also Survive 5G

5G is about to arrive, it will be the next generation of mobile telephony. For many years we have been using 4G and we have noticed how the connection has improved (much faster data exchange). 5G technology promises greater connection speed and solidity.

The demand for free bandwidth increases day by day. In the world, almost every single person owns a mobile phone with which he surfs the internet and exchanges data with acquaintances and friends. It’s a fact. It happens in industrialized countries (e.g. UK and USA) as well as in the poorer ones (like Nigeria and Bangladesh). The network is increasingly necessary.

The transition from 4G to 5G is seen by many specialists as an epochal leap, leading some technologists to speculate about the possible disappearance of Wi-Fi especially after Wilson cell phone booster dealers in Texas. But … it could only happen if 5G proves to be stable and fast in any situation (even in critical ones) and it will not be.

WILL 5G KILL WIFI?

Only those with limited vision can think that the 5G network can really kill Wi-Fi. The reason? Simple:  mobile network and Wi-Fi network have different missions.

It is obvious that the telephone line “providers” would like companies to use the mobile network as the main technology by eliminating Ethernet and Wi-Fi, it would be the chicken from the golden eggs of the new millennium. But it is impossible for that to happen, at least for now. Because telephony, to date, has obvious limits both in terms of stability and service guarantee.

5G arrives on time, in fact the great generational leaps in technology occur approximately every 10 years, and produce enormous benefits for all end users.

The first generation 1G was born in 1983 in the United States and offered a voice transmission speed of only 2.4Kbps. Since then, cell phones have developed rapidly in the early 90s by switching to digital 2G (better voice quality and 64kbps data exchange). In the early 2000s the real epochal passage, with 3G and broadband (2,000 kilobits per second).

The 4G , currently in use, has extended the speed and data exchange by improving the solidity of the line (100,000 kbps). Thanks to 5G everyone therefore expects a further epochal passage and it probably will be, but … woe to not taking into account the limits of technology itself:

– Instability in the presence of adverse weather events

– Instability in the presence of tens of thousands of connected users from the same place

– Payperuse (need for paid subscription for each individual user)

6 REASONS WHY 5G WON’T KILL WIFI

The insecure will change their mind. It will be enough to wait a few years to see for yourself. In the 5G era, Wi-Fi will not only survive, but will actually thrive by experiencing its golden age, the one of greatest splendor. Here are the 6 main reasons:

1) Industry 4.0 and IoT:  automation will increasingly take hold within companies, production and logistics. Many services will switch from Ethernet to wireless, but how can telephony offer total guarantee of 24h service at maximum speed? For example, industrial production does NOT accept blockages or slowdowns.

2) Geographical limits: a Wi-Fi network works constantly thanks to dedicated Access Points (distance in meters). The telephone network is linked to the morphology of the territory (distance with the nearest repeater, in KM).

3) Disaster recovery:  mobile telephony (4G and 5G) is perfect for use as an end user, but for companies and industry the needs are different: guarantee of service and rapid disaster recovery. Can telephony offer the same levels of security / guarantee?

4) 5G calls Wi-Fi:  the arrival of 5G will flood the market with super-fast, voracious line devices. Will 5G ensure speed and stability for everyone in the same way? While the end user does not care about any line drops (emails and photos are also sent in 3G or High), what repercussions would a line block in industrial production have? 

5) Unpredictability: in the presence of storms or adverse weather phenomena, mobile telephony slows down (or falls). 5G will not be able to eliminate this problem. Wi-Fi yes, which is why many companies that switched to 4G then returned to the Wi-Fi world.

6) Security:  the last but not the least, 4G / 5G networks are safe (nobody doubts it) but control of the network is entrusted to the provider (to whom we pay the subscription). A Wi-Fi network is internal, that is, it is managed by an admin which manages to control and grant different accesses, guaranteeing total security against intrusions and malware. The Wi-Fi Enterprise networks manage access and navigation rules (I decide at what speed to make a specific device go, what it can see, give differentiated accesses by groups, type of device, geographic areas, and much more).

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