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STL Report: Convergence, Coexistence or Competition: How will 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Interact?

January 25, 2022

As the demand for 5G and Wi-Fi 6 continues to grow at a rapid pace and their standards become increasingly entwined, there has never been a better time to look at the possibility of convergence between the two technologies.

In this executive briefing, STL Partners interviewed parties from both the supply and demand side of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 for their feedback on the outlook of convergence in the wireless markets. They discuss the ongoing debate between convergence, coexistence, and competition, the view from key industry bodies, and more:

  • Clarity on the definitions of convergence and coexistence
  • Market context for convergence and types of customers requesting convergence solutions
  • Two models for convergence: resilience and switchover and associated use cases
  • The barriers carriers face for convergence to be widely accepted