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Huawei enrolls campuses for WiFi 6 pilots with 5G convergence in mind

Huawei again dominated headlines for all the wrong reasons this week as the FCC plans to officially label the Chinese equipment maker a national security risk at its November 19 meeting. Yet it was an announcement lower down the bill that piqued our interest here at Faultline, with Huawei launching a WiFi 6 pilot trial in Spain specifically with virtual and augmented reality applications in mind. It’s interesting that while use cases like VR are being peddled by MNOs as guaranteed cash cows on the back of 5G network roll outs, many built by Huawei, that the vendor itself should come out with a research project exploring WiFi 6 use cases in the volatile current climate. Coincidence? Huawei’s pilot was…

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