Enterprises will soon be enjoying game-changing upgrades: WiFi 6 and 5G mobile networks.

Mobile, analytics, cloud, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain are reshaping our understanding of existing businesses’ urgent need to move forward with Digital Transformation. In the new digital economy, Digital Transformation is really about changes more than the technology itself. Companies integrating this reality will be considered ‘future-ready’. The early adopters are already receiving benefits with an average of 16% margins increase compared to the industry average, according to the MIT Center for Information Systems Research.

Leaders aware of the threats posed by digital disruption impacting legacy ways of businesses are proactively engaged in building next-generation Enterprises. They do so with the desire to increase Customer Value Propositions with the help of analytics (data wrapping).

The challenges facing businesses with Digitalization initiatives are exacerbated with a worldwide shortage of talents, promoting mobility and work from anywhere concept. Collaborative tools are stitching-up frontiers closer than ever and WiFi with 4th generation mobile networks are being utilized by nomads as network data conveyor. On a side note, It is worth noting that 4G usage will not surpass 50 percent of all subscribers globally until 2023, 14 years after launch!

Fifth-generation (5G) networks are the next iteration of mobile communications technologies. They’re designed to significantly improve current 3G and 4G mobile networks in terms of speed, capacity, and latency. Throughput is expected to be faster than some fiber optic and cable network solutions, with likely greater than 1 Gbps speeds under optimal condition.

On the downside, it will take a long time for 5G technologies to replicate future 4G’s marketplace dominance. Development of 5G technologies is expected to extend through 2035. While 5G networks will promote IoT to become an integral part of our economy, they were not just meant for the Internet of Things. Some network providers are launching a competing LTE network paired with chipsets designed for IoT: LTE Cat-M1

Unlike previous enhancements where new norms came about from network evolutions, 802.11ax is an upgrade that comes straight from hardware vendors, boosting performance with throughput greater than 10Gbps under ideal conditions. Avoiding frequent wake-up calls, device battery life is improved and a new and optimized management of frequencies results in more channels for data. As a result, the network will seem much less congested than it did with
802.11ac (WiFi 5).

Andromeda dashboard connects seamlessly to WiFi vendors and IoT gateways.