Wi-Fi® is the most ubiquitous wireless technology today, with Wi-Fi shipments passing the ten billion mark in January 2015.
Wi-Fi is already a standard feature in laptops, smartphones and tablets, and is being added to Internet of Things (IoT) -type products like home appliances, thermostats and many other home and building automation products that will form part of the IoT.
Analysts predict that by the end of 2020 there will be an installed base of 212 billion Wi-Fi devices connected, some 30 billion of which will be connected “autonomous things”.
A critical requirement, however, is that WiFi IoT devices must be able to connect easily and reliably to a WiFi network that delivers reliable connectivity with the required capacity for WiFi IoT devices.
The WCC’s standards and guidelines for IoT and WiFi connectivity enable both companies and consumers to deploy WiFi for IoT – safe in the knowledge that their WiFi networks will provide the edge connectivity and the capacity to enable IoT devices to connect and communicate reliably.