Deloitte: Hastened by the Pandemic, Global Enterprises Increase Investments in Advanced Wireless
NEW YORK, March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by the realities of the pandemic, global enterprises are turning even more to next-generation wireless technologies such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6 to keep employees, machines and customers connected around the world. By offering significant performance improvements—such as faster speeds, increased coverage, lower latency, greater device density, and precise location sensing—these new wireless technologies are already enabling groundbreaking solutions, such as autonomous vehicles, precision automation and robotics, telemedicine and telesurgery, immersive retail and entertainment experiences, and augmented-reality workplace collaborations.
To obtain a global perspective on the adoption of advanced wireless solutions, and assess attitudes during the pandemic crisis, Deloitte surveyed networking executives in Q4 2020 from nine countries (China, India, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, and Australia), representing organizations adopting or planning to adopt 5G and/or Wi-Fi 6. Titled, "Accelerating enterprise innovation and transformation with 5G and Wi-Fi 6," this survey builds on a US study conducted in Q1 2020 of networking executives whose organizations are adopting or planning to adopt 5G and/or Wi-Fi 6.
Business priorities shifted by the pandemic
"A rising sense of urgency, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, is now accelerating the shift to 5G and Wi-Fi 6 far faster across a variety ofindustries, with executives now seeing advanced wireless networks as increasingly essential to their business plans," said Kevin Westcott, Deloitte Global Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment leader. "Those enterprises that are making advanced wireless a critical component of their infrastructure and innovation strategies, versus a discrete consideration or an afterthought, will likely experience tremendous growth potential and, accordingly, position themselves to compete more effectively on the world stage."
Advanced wireless foundational to innovation and transformation
"While innovation and digital transformation are desired business outcomes of advanced wireless networking adoption, there are also tremendous advantages for the people running the business – the employees, customers and partners," says Jack Fritz, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "The Deloitte survey found adopters are using 5G and Wi-Fi 6 both inside and outside the office for a variety of reasons, but the enhancement of workplace communication, collaboration and productivity is particularly timely and relevant since connectivity is crucial for remote work and business continuity during a crisis like the current pandemic."
A complex, evolving ecosystem
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