TechRepublic’s Teena Maddox spoke with WWT’s Neil Anderson about how Wi-Fi 6 and 5G are changing the way organizations can design and deploy network infrastructures.

Posted by TechRepublic on June 24, 2019

At Cisco Live 2019, TechRepublic’s Teena Maddox spoke with World Wide Technology’s Neil Anderson about how customers can easily design and deploy network infrastructures with Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. The following is an edited transcript of the video.

Teena Maddox: So tell me what your company does and why you’re here at Cisco Live.

Neil Anderson: So World Wide Technology is Cisco’s largest partner globally. We help organizations, whether they’re large enterprise customers, public sector customers or service providers, to build out their network infrastructure. And we do everything from data centers to campus networks, wireless networks, security, collaboration, any of the technologies in IT. We help customers to design those networks, deploy them and even offer management services if they would like someone else to operate their networks.

Teena Maddox: How important is 5G and Wi-Fi 6 to your customers?

Neil Anderson: It’s very important. A lot of our customers have outdated wireless networks inside their campuses, and they need to really uplift those to Wi-Fi 6 to be able to support the applications that their users are now using. Typically, the wireless networks that are out there were never designed for the load, and the number of devices and the applications that people are using now. So it’s really important.

Think we’re going to see a big upswing of customers deploying and refreshing their networks and designing them for the new applications and the way people are using them. The wireless networks really become the primary networks, so people don’t typically plug into the wall anymore. It’s become the primary network, so it’s super important that for worker productivity and other reasons to have that good experience, and that’s why we’re super interested in Wi-Fi 6 and we’re helping customers already to design and plan their deployments.

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