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Market Opportunities for Low Power Wi-Fi and 802.11ah

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This report assesses the market opportunities and challenges for the new, low-power Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ah. The standard seeks to address the various limitations of legacy 802.11 Wi-Fi standards for emerging IoT and M2M applications. Though the standard is still under development, ABI Research provides some initial market forecasting for the technology across a number of vertical markets, as well as a detailed technological assessment of the solution and how this will impact potential areas of growth in the future. The report also provides insight and analysis on the numerous challenges that this new connectivity standard will face, as well as the impact that competing low-power wireless solutions will have on the market opportunities for 802.11ah. 

Table of Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Limitations to Traditional Wi-Fi
  • 2. WHAT IS 802.11AH?
    • 2.1. Use Cases
    • 2.2. Technological Overview
    • 2.3. Key Benefits of 802.11ah
  • 3. CHALLENGES
    • 3.1. Technological Challenges
    • 3.2. Market Challenges
  • 4. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
  • 5. MARKET FORECASTS
  • 6. CONCLUSION