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Opportunities and Challenges of Wi-Fi in the High and Low Frequencies

Opportunities and Challenges of Wi-Fi in the High and Low Frequencies

Wi-Fi (Wireless-Fidelity) devices typically transmit signals using either the 2.4GHz or the 5GHz frequency. Recent years, however, have witnessed Wi-Fi devices operating with frequencies below 1GHz and above 60GHz. This report looks at the development of the Wi-Fi in these new frequencies and examines opportunities and challenges facing Wi-Fi and other wireless communication standards.


  • NEW 802.11AH STANDARD FOR IOT
    • Sub 1Ghz 802.11ah Wi-Fi Standard To Support IoT Applications
    • LPWAN Joins the Battle for IoT Wireless Communication Standards
  • 802.11AD STANDARD FOR HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION
    • 60GHz 802.11ad to Deliver High-Speed Point-To-Point Communications
    • VLC to Join the High-Frequency Regime
  • CONCLUSION
    • Wi-Fi May Still Need to Improve Release Schedule and Marketing for Commercial Uses
    • Early Deployment in Second or Even Third Alternatives Recommended
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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