Next gen in-building Wi-Fi

infrastructure will need to

address 5G indoor in some manner

Drivers

  • Carrier desire to offload onto Wi-Fi since:
    • Carrier signal does not propagate in building
    • 5G DAS is cost prohibitive
  • Enterprise desire to:
    • Use next gen Wi-Fi devices ASAP
    • Create flexibility & mobility by moving wired to Wi-Fi
    • Enable IoT
  • Improve Wi-Fi performance in a capital efficient manner

Challenges

  • Cellular voice and data will be the overwhelming volume of traffic for many organizations
  • Concerns about cyber security risks to enterprise traffic
  • Concerns about disruption of enterprise traffic
  • Legacy devices complicate next gen Wi-Fi performance

Logical Options - Multi-Network Wi-Fi is Advantaged

One Wi-Fi 6 Network

Wi-Fi 6 for Guest / Carrier Voice & Data Combined with Enterprise Traffic

  • Poor signal quality for voice and data
  • Carrier traffic interferes with enterprise
  • Cyber security risk to enterprise

Two Wi-Fi 6 Networks

Wi-Fi 6 for Guest / Carrier Voice & Data

Wi-Fi 6 for Enterprise Traffic

  • Good signal quality for all purposes
  • Carrier traffic separated
  • Security enhanced by physical separation
  • Future proofed AP density and cable plant

One Wi-Fi 6 Network + DAS

5G DAS for Carrier Voice & Data

Wi-Fi 6 for Enterprise Traffic

  • Good signal quality for all purposes
  • Carrier traffic separated
  • Security enhanced by physical separation