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What you need to know about HaLow, or 802.11ah Wi-Fi

Jon Gold | Jan. 7, 2016
Here’s a primer on the new low-power 802.11ah Wi-Fi standard that’s designed to make a splash in the Internet of Things.

Fine, so this isn’t the close-range, ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi I’ve been hoping for.

Nope, that’s 802.11ad, a 60GHz technology that isn’t even close to widespread adoption.

And when might we see widespread HaLow devices?

Not for some time, it seems clear, but that’s as much about the general slow update of IoT among businesses and consumers as it is about HaLow in particular. In any case, it’s not something most people are going to need to run right out and brush up on.

 

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