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The Case for Hybrid Networks: Wired + Wireless

Do we foresee a world where one day all IT will be wireless – or will ethernet continue to coexist with it?

Over the past three years, the introduction of 5G broadband; the new IPv6 protocol, which doesn't limit the number of IP addresses you can assign; and Wi-Fi 6, which increases bandwidth and the speed at which Wi-Fi payloads travel within enterprise walls; have turned the heads of CIOs and network managers.

Why not move more network traffic to wireless technology?

The case for wireless is indeed compelling. However, there are also several disadvantages.

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