5 Networking Tech Trends for 2022

5 Networking Tech Trends for 2022

Priority Networks Inc weighs in on the top five networking technology trend for 2022. (Source: TechTarget, The top 5 networking technology trends for 2022, John Fruehe, ).

Employees began working from home and creating at-home office setups due to the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak last spring. Secure remote accessibility became crucial as businesses swiftly migrated applications to the cloud.

Businesses are exploring new technologies that will merge networking and edge security into a single platform that can be managed.

Let’s look at the article “The top 5 networking technology trends for 2022” written by John Fruehe and what Priority Networks Inc has to say about it.

In the article, John discusses the five most advanced networking technologies and how they are influencing the industry.

John Fruehe lists SD-WAN as the first tech trend for 2022.

Priority Networks Inc comments, “For many businesses, WFH evolved from temporary to permanent, redefining the networking edge. SD-WAN has become increasingly important as companies close offices, enabling a hybrid working culture or an entire work-from-home strategy.

As the network edge moved into employees’ houses, VPNs– which were typically the point-to-point option for remote employees– gave way to always-on SD-WAN gadgets for many jobs. Because of the increased quality and security for their WFH workforce, enterprises have pushed their migration plans to SD-WAN.”

John Fruehe lists 5G cellular as the second tech trend for 2022.

“Not just because some bizarre conspiracy theories claimed 5G sparked the pandemic, but the shift to 5G cellular shifted dramatically because of the outbreak. As operators keep rolling out 5G, many organizations that had intended to switch to 5G have opted to stay on 4G/LTE for the time being. The pandemic’s unanticipated and rising healthcare expenses put government 5G plans, such as smart cities, under strain.

However, fixed 5G to the house has acquired traction and will continue to do so in 2022 and beyond. Several WFH organizations are turning to fixed 5G as a way to separate work and home systems. And provide internet to WFH workers who have never had access to it before,” says Priority Networks Inc.

John Fruehe lists Wi-Fi 6 as the third tech trend for 2022.

Priority Networks Inc agrees with John, “Many firms that had planned to migrate to Wi-Fi 6 in 2020 or 2021 have found the move difficult. Commercial real estate has changed dramatically since the switch to WFH. Some offices have closed their doors, and those remaining have reduced staff densities.

In the current commercial real estate realities, device density, one of Wi-Fi 6’s most significant advantages, is in lower demand. The consumer market, particularly WFH, is where Wi-Fi 6 is expanding and will continue developing. Higher bandwidth needs from remote workers can more easily explain the minor cost of upgrading to new technologies.”

John Fruehe lists AI enablement as the fourth tech trend for 2022.

“The integration of AI into networking solutions has gone as planned. 2020 put a strong emphasis on the use of artificial intelligence to allow applications, particularly in the domains of security and analytics.

The security risk assessment shifted drastically as the workplace was divided into WFH and hybrid settings. Furthermore, controlling remote workers’ productivity is significantly more difficult. Using monitoring and analytics, AI can assist humans in their endeavors.

Although AI will never be able to replace humans entirely, it will be able to scale and adjust to the changing world,” comments Priority Networks Inc.

John Fruehe lists Network automation as the fifth tech trend for 2022.

Priority Networks Inc says, “Lastly, network automation has played an essential role due to the outbreak. IT did not seem to be immune to the changes as personnel transferred to WFH. Some IT experts lost touch with their systems.

Furthermore, many IT professionals realized they are also responsible for several more hardware equipment than before. In addition, additional automation is being used to compensate for the shifting job profile. Automation will proceed to increase as we approach 2022, having proven its worth during these challenging times.”


“IT inventiveness will proceed to be tested as we approach 2022. Plenty of the once-temporary alterations are already becoming the new normal. Today’s adjustments are likely to impact networking long-term,” concludes Priority Networks Inc.

Massimo DeRocchis

My life has been surrounded with computers since I was a child, from my first job as a Computer Assembly Assistant to the current ownership of Priority Networks, a dental focused networking company. Starting with an Apple computer connecting to other networks when I was only 13 years old, I quickly knew this passion would lead to bigger ventures. As the internet started to evolve, I immediately worked for an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This gave me insight to the power of worldwide internet communications and the capabilities of sharing data across multiple networks simultaneously. The dedication towards this field has given me the advantage of understanding new technologies and grasping complicated issues quickly from software, hardware, networking, security, management and much more. As a Computer Network Manager for Tesma International, a division of Magna International, I gained the experience of becoming a qualified NAI Network Sniffer, EDI Communications Specialist, Head Securities Manager, MRP Manufacturing Integration Manager, and received several enhanced managerial and technological training courses. Moving forward to today, I apply all my knowledge, training and years of solid network experience to deliver the very best support to all my customers at Priority Networks.