The Wi-SUN Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of Field Area Networking (FAN) and the Internet of Things (IoT), on December 19, 2016, announced a successful interoperability test event of the IEEE 802.15.4u physical layer RF specification for , suitable for use in the Wi-SUN FAN specification. The Wi-SUN FAN profile is a leading technology for applications in the Utility Industry, including Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Distribution Automation, as well as Smart City applications like street lighting, traffic management and other urban infrastructure applications.
Wi-SUN Alliance is adopting IEEE 802.15.4u as the PHY layer for for the Wi-SUN FAN profile. The Wi-SUN FAN specification helps enterprises, service providers, utilities and municipalities by enabling interoperable, multi-service and secure IPv6/6LoWPAN communications over an IEEE 802.15.4g based wireless mesh network. Mesh-enabled FANs provide resilient, secure and cost effective connectivity with extremely good coverage in a range of topographical environments, from dense urban neighborhoods to rural areas, with minimal additional infrastructure.
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