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5G Private Networks Offer Enterprise an Alternative to Wi-Fi

June 28, 2022


For wireless-network managers who’ve been around awhile, the 5G vs. Wi-Fi debate may seem a little tired. The argument goes back to much earlier versions of cellular and Wi-Fi technologies. But even as the technologies settled into dominant positions in their separate areas of the wireless world, they each have continued to evolve.

Wi-Fi is a type of wireless local area network (WLAN) that is favored for supplying wireless connectivity to the home, office, campus, and other facilities. Cellular networking is the dominant player outdoors, on mobile phones and many other devices when Wi-Fi is unavailable. The two technologies have co-existed for decades, and no doubt will continue to do so for many years.

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