802.11ah for Indoor Applications 


The proliferation of sub-GHz technologies is improving the range and coverage of wireless communication. While many consider the wireless networking protocol IEEE 802.11 to be best for outdoor coverage, this protocol is well positioned for many indoor environments too.

802.11ah (Wi-Fi HaLow) uses sub-GHz radio that can easily penetrate building materials and diffract obstacles to reduce dead spots and provide relatively high throughput for IoT applications.

This white paper explores how IEEE 802.11ah meets important requirements related to network coverage, latency, throughput, power optimization, and material penetration for mid-range, mid-latency wireless communication in industrial, indoor settings.