SUMMARY REMARKS & TESTBEDS
Purpose of this experiment is to address the coexistence of Wi-Fi HaLow™ networks with Sub-GHz ZigBee. Wi-Fi HaLow™ is a new Wi-Fi technology for IoT. It is based on the IEEE 802.11ah standard, it operates in the Sub-GHz ISM band (750-950MHz) and contains several new MAC and PHY concepts to address the weaknesses of Wi-Fi for (industrial) IoT and machine-to-machine communication while at the same time maintaining all the benefits of the world-wide Wi-Fi ecosystem. Coexistence of Wi-Fi HaLow™ networks with other wireless technologies in the Sub-GHz band, is a hot topic for spectrum regulation bodies, not only in Europe but in all continents. The need for life measurements with real Wi-Fi HaLow™ design implementation is huge and essential for successful deployment of Wi-Fi HaLow™ stations and access points on the global market. Methods2Business will execute the experiments using their Wi-Fi HaLow™ implementations for stations and access points. The company has the intention to conduct multiple experiments to examine coexistence and performance impact of Wi-Fi HaLow™ with ZigBee, LoRaWAN and NB-IoT and other Sub-GHz wireless technologies. The experiment presented in this proposal is the first in a series of experiments and will address coexistence between Wi-Fi HaLow™ and Sub-GHz ZigBee.