Industrial Wi-Fi 6 Rollout Still Slow, but Things Could Change

by Kangrui Ling | 4Q 2020 | IN-5956
While the next generation of Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi 6, was certified and released last year in September 2019, it has been off to a slow start due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. We initially saw chipset production being disrupted due to supply chain breaks when factories began to shut down production, and an increase in shipment prices as freight and transportation costs increased. Furthermore, the closure of public venues, such as stadiums and drops in hotel accommodation rates, also slowed the adoption of Wi-Fi 6.

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