CTS 190: Adoption Rate of Wi-Fi 6 & CBRS

This is a unique episode of Clear To Send. We did a joint recording with the Wireless Banter Show. The recording only has 2/3 of the Wireless Banter Show, Jussi and Jerry.

In the beginning we have a little bit of banter, because why not. The episode was recorded with as much wireless technologies as possible. Jussi joined Rowell at WeWork in a small conference. We brought in Fran├žois via laptop on WeWork’s wireless network. Jerry was brought in via WhatsApp and connected via bluetooth to the mixer.

Surprisingly, it went very well!

We start off the show talking about podcasting, a background of the Clear To Send show and the birth of the Wireless Banter Show. Check them out!

Adoption Rate of Wi-Fi 6 and CBRS

Thank you Jussi for flying in from Finland to talk about data he was able to share from Ookla. With millions of people using Speedtest.net, they are able to collect different data points on device connectivity. One of those data points is visualizing the adoption rate of iPhone over time.

iPhone Adoption over time. Image provided by Jussi Kiviniemi. Data by Ookla.

Why is this important? It can give us a glimpse of how quickly the latest iPhone 11 will become mainstream.

If you’ve been living under a rock, the iPhone 11 supports Wi-Fi 6 and CBRS. The popularity of the iPhone can help us predict when we can identify the breaking point of seeing the efficiencies of Wi-Fi 6 and the pick up of CBRS.

When considering an upgrade of your wireless infrastructure, this data may be able help you determine if you should upgrade now or wait.

Check out the episode and let us know in the comments below, when do you think we’ll see mainstream adoption of Wi-Fi 6?

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Rowell, CWNE #210, is a network engineer in Higher-Ed. He enjoys working with wireless networking technologies and loves to share and engage with the community. You can connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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