Next-Generation Connectivity

Unleashing the Power of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 in Boutique Hotels

Date: 25.07.2023

As of 2023, there are an estimated 1.9 billion fifth generation (5G) subscriptions worldwide. This figure is forecast to increase to 2.8 billion by 2024, and 5.9 billion by 2027, according to Statista. The importance of connectivity in the hospitality industry is becoming increasingly apparent, not just in terms of performance but also as a bridge between present investments and future opportunities. Hotel owners must recognize that 5G and Wi-Fi are not competing solutions; rather, they can work together to enhance capabilities and create a robust and reliable connectivity experience for both hotels and guests. By understanding the potential of these technologies, hoteliers can extend and enhance their existing networks to meet the growing demands of the digital age.

While bringing the 5G signal indoors can be a costly endeavor, the good news is that the 5G standard is designed to converge with Wi-Fi infrastructure. To enable seamless roaming between 5G and Wi-Fi networks, it is crucial for hoteliers to invest in the latest Wi-Fi 6 hardware that complies with the 802.11ax standard. This ensures that wireless devices can seamlessly transition between the two networks, maximizing the benefits of both technologies.

How can you step up your game with Wi-fi 6 and 5G?

Boutique hotels that embrace this bandwagon and seamlessly combine 5G and Wi-Fi 6, facilitated by a multi-access edge computing (MEC) gateway between cell carriers and the hotel, stand to reap numerous benefits. This integration presents exciting possibilities, such as van drivers using their 5G cell phones to instantly access the hotel’s Wi-Fi 6 network, granting them full transparency to shuttle bookings as if they were physically at the location. Similarly, guests who are off-site can conveniently order food for delivery to their rooms or check the status of room cleaning before returning to the hotel, all through the integrated network.

Once guests have completed the check-in process, they can leverage the integrated 5G to Wi-Fi 6 network, regardless of their physical location. This means that guests can fully take advantage of seamless connectivity and enjoy the benefits of both 5G and Wi-Fi 6 simultaneously. Moreover, when guests are on-site, their 5G mobile devices can seamlessly roam onto the hotel’s Wi-Fi 6 network, providing uninterrupted connectivity and a seamless digital experience. Wi-Fi 6 serves as the foundation for this functionality to exist, making it a crucial component for boutique hotels looking to unlock the potential of this integration.


Hotels that upgrade their infrastructure today can stay ahead of the curve and fully capitalize on the integration capabilities offered by 5G and Wi-Fi 6. By integrating these technologies, hotels can meet the pent-up demand for seamless connectivity and enhanced services among travelers. Additionally, the integration enables boutique hotels to deliver a superior guest experience, paving the way for increased guest satisfaction and loyalty.


Are you ready to harness the power of 5G and Wi-Fi 6?

The convergence of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 presents a remarkable opportunity for boutique hotels to revolutionize guest experiences. By seamlessly integrating these technologies through the use of a MEC gateway, hotels can provide their guests with seamless connectivity, enhanced services, and a personalized digital experience.

Sigma Wifi’s team of seasoned wireless technology specialists are adept at tailoring solutions to meet your business’s specific needs. They can assist you in harnessing the full potential of WiFi 6 and offer comprehensive support and maintenance services to ensure that your wireless network remains cutting-edge and operates at optimal performance levels.

Contact us today and win tomorrow!