Which wireless technology is best for edge computing?
Posted by Ido Gur on Jun 8, 2020
Tags: • 5G • Wifi6 • edge computing •
Choosing the most suitable connection type to drive adoption of IoT and edge computing
The development of ever-faster wireless data networks is one of the key enablers of Industry 4.0. Combined with new and emerging techs like edge computing and IoT, every industry sector faces radical transformation in the years ahead. We can now envisage a time when streaming video plays a central role in emergency response. In sectors like manufacturing, construction, and agriculture, we’re seeing a rapid rise of automation, empowered by the era of ubiquitous connectivity. The opportunities go on.
Until recently, wireless data networks have been plagued by poor performance and reliability. Things like streaming video and big data have long been a no-go, thus putting the brakes on innovation and severely limiting the rollout of IoT networks. But that’s changing fast thanks to new wireless technologies like WiFi-6 and 5G.
Here’s how the two techs compare when it comes to ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) applications:
For critical URLLC applications, there’s only one clear solution, and that’s 5G. No other tech comes close when it comes to latency, reliability, and connections density. But for applications which require extreme performance and operate within a smaller area, WiFi-6 may be a viable choice as well.
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