Wi-Fi has enjoyed a quasi-monopolistic usage of the 5 GHz in the last few years but that is changing as Multefire and LTE Unlicensed in general are making inroads in once considered “Wi-Fi” bands. We thus feel it is about time we ask how these new technologies will impact Wi-Fi performance. It is hard to find a neutral opinion in this highly debated topic but I sat down with Veli-Pekka Ketonen, founder and Chief Innovation Officer at 7signal to pick his brain and help us understand where we are today.
There are conflicting views about how various flavors of LTE Unlicensed may impact the performance of Wi-Fi networks. Depending on who you ask you will get a different answer. Can you provide some clarity into this debate?