Enterprise Wi-Fi and the Path to IT/OT & 5G/Wi-Fi Private Network Convergence

Price: Starting at USD 4,500
Publish Date: 24 May 2022
Code: AN-5562
Research Type: Research Analysis
Enterprise Wi-Fi and the Path to IT/OT & 5G/Wi-Fi Private Network Convergence
Actionable Benefits

Actionable Benefits

  • Become familiar with the dynamics between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) Wi-Fi networks, understand the key benefits of IT/OT convergence, and develop a concrete convergence strategy with insight on how to overcome core challenges.
  • Comprehend the timeline for the transition away from legacy Wi-Fi technologies toward Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and Wi-Fi 7 in the IT domain, and effectively plan device strategy and product timelines that are informed projected market penetration rates.
  • Keep abreast of the current state of the Wi-Fi 6E rollout with an in-depth breakdown of all the currently available Wi-Fi 6E Access Points (APs), alongside detailed analysis of vertical requirements and forecasts of consumer adoption.
  • Locate potential chipset partners for the transition to Wi-Fi 7 with a comprehensive overview of the currently announced chipsets for the new Wi-Fi standard.
  • Grasp the specialist requirements of OT Wi-Fi, spanning proprietary protocols and industry-specific regulations, and devise product roadmaps based on vertical-specific requirements and future growth forecasts.
  • Pinpoint which verticals are best suited for 5G/Wi-Fi converged private networks, receive guidance on devising effective 5G/Wi-Fi convergence strategies, and get support on developing a successful go-to-market strategy for private networks.
  • Learn about innovative network management systems that can streamline and automate processes to improve operational performance.
  • Identify the key market strengths of enterprise Wi-Fi equipment vendors with detailed company profiles and plan for potential collaboration.
Critical Questions Answered

Critical Questions Answered

  • What are the dynamics between IT and OT Wi-Fi, what causes the disconnect between the two markets, and what is the outlook for convergence?
  • To what extent can IT and OT departments be converged, and what role does Wi-Fi play?
  • How do the attributes of the different Wi-Fi protocols target the market and what are the use cases of industry-specific proprietary protocols?
  • Which verticals will see the greatest levels of 5G/Wi-Fi private networks penetration, which verticals will pivot toward just one technology, and what are the reasons driving this?
  • What are some of the hardware and software innovations occurring in the enterprise Wi-Fi space that are transforming the industry?
  • Which companies are active within the enterprise Wi-Fi market and what are their respective market strengths?
Research Highlights

Research Highlights

  • A detailed overview of enterprise Wi-Fi, including IT/OT dynamics, Wi-Fi/5G convergence, Wi-Fi protocols, proprietary protocols, network management systems, and radio configurations.
  • Analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing specific verticals, including agriculture, education, government, hospitality, retail, rolling stock, industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and warehousing.
  • Company profiles of the vendors that are active within the enterprise Wi-Fi market.
Who Should Read This?

Who Should Read This?

  • Product managers, business development professionals, and marketing leaders within IT and OT equipment, and component vendors who need an overview of the latest market trends, addressable markets, and future growth trajectories.
  • Innovation leaders within fixed networking and cellular operator companies looking to keep abreast of the latest Wi-Fi/5G convergence developments in order to devise their own solutions.
  • Company leaders seeking to understand the latest enterprise Wi-Fi developments and forecasts in order to devise lucrative business models.
  • Wi-Fi consortium members, e.g., the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Broadband Alliance.

Table of Contents

 

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

2. RECOMMENDATIONS

3. INFORMATION AND OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 

3.1. Characteristics of IT and OT
3.2. IT and OT Convergence 

4. THE RELEVANCE OF WI-FI 

4.1. Wi-Fi for IT 
4.2. Wi-Fi for OT 
4.3. Wi-Fi Protocols 
4.4. MIMO 
4.5. Radio Configurations 

5. WI-FI AND CELLULAR FOR OT 

5.1. Competition
5.2. Coexistence
5.3. Convergence Challenges

6. INDUSTRIAL VERTICALS

6.1. Verticals Overviews 
6.2. Agriculture
6.3. Education 
6.4. Government
6.5. Hospitality 
6.6. Retail 
6.7. Rolling Stock 
6.8. Industrial Manufacturing 
6.9. Healthcare 
6.10. Warehousing 

7. MARKET DYNAMICS 

7.1. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
7.2. Arista 
7.3. Aruba 
7.4. Cambium Networks 
7.5. Cisco 
7.6. Extreme Networks 
7.7. Belden 
7.8. HMS Networks 
7.9. Huawei 
7.10. Juniper Networks 
7.11. Moxa 
7.12. NETGEAR 
7.13. NEXCOM 
7.14. Phoenix Contact
7.15. Senao Networks 
7.16. Siemens
7.17. Ubiquiti