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Wireless industry pushes Wi-Fi 6 and 5G convergence

September 4, 2019

Via: Techradar

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGNA) say a new whitepaper outlining the opportunities afforded by converged networks adds “further verification” that Wi-Fi 6 will play a critical role in the success of 5G.

Earlier this year, the Wi-Fi Alliance decided to adopt a more consumer-friendly nomenclature, ditching technical standards like ‘Wi-Fi 802.11ac’ for a more generational approach. This means that the next major iteration of the technology – Wi-Fi 802.11ax – will be known as ‘Wi-Fi’ 6.

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