Wi-Fi HaLow is WiFi’s New IoT Standard

Wi-Fi HaLow: IoT and M2M Connectivity

Wi-Fi HaLow | Mobile medical information
Mobile medical information streamed to central monitoring station with Wi-Fi HaLow

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Illustration of different Wi-Fi frequencies

What is Wi-Fi HaLow?

Wi-Fi HaLow is a connectivity protocol, based on the IEEE 802.11ah standard and promoted by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi HaLow is targeted directly at IoT and M2M RF communication.

Wi-Fi HaLow Applications

  • Industrial IoT
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Health
  • Smart Home

The Wi-Fi HaLow standard runs in the sub GHz range and is able to transmit and receive at longer distances. A single Access Point can support more than 8,000 devices. Wi-Fi HaLow is designed with low power operation in mind. The low power options, in standby and transmission, allow Wi-Fi HaLow to operate under battery power for as long as 10 years in some applications. This support for low power operation and the large number of supported devices makes Wi-Fi HaLow a perfect fit for IoT and M2M applications.

Diagram of devices such as robots, vehicles and cameras that can be connected with HaLow
Wi-Fi HaLow extends IoT/M2M Hotspot up to 1km

Member, Wi-Fi AllianceSignificant portions of the frequency spectrum are now available and these newly available frequencies have spawned efforts to create standards in the wireless space to address the many different applications that can benefit from operating in a wireless environment.

The Wi-Fi Alliance has led the way in standardizing protocols and operations in these frequency bands. The evolution of wireless will continue as more application use cases use these wireless frequency bands.