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State of Wireless WAN 2022 Report

April 4, 2022

Did you know the percentage of organizations that use 4G/5G for Wireless WAN increased from 41% of respondents in 2018 to 67% in 2021? Meanwhile, the use of traditional WAN links has barely budged. This data and much more from the State of Wireless WAN 2022 Report makes it quite clear: Wireless WAN has become an integral part of enterprise networking.

This report, based on results from an IDG survey of IT decision-makers, reveals several trends about 4G and 5G for business, including:

  • 5G confidence — 84% of organizations are confident that 5G will deliver the promised business benefits within the next 12 months.
  • SD-WAN pervasiveness — The percentage of organizations that have deployed or will deploy SD-WAN within the next six months increased from 46% in 2020 to 67% in 2021.
  • Primary connectivity for stores and offices — 50% of organizations that utilize 4G/5G connectivity are using it as the only WAN link in locations/branches.

Explore data from IDG about how organizations are using 4G and 5G for Wireless WAN at sites, in vehicles, and for IoT — and learn how they’re adapting to challenges related to downtime, WAN edge security, and more.

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