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IoT Communications: How 802.11ax will revolutionise Wi-Fi | iPass Q&A

August 23, 2018 / Sandra Vogel

The Internet of Things (IoT) will only flourish if the right communications standards are in place to enable devices to talk to each other. Wi-Fi has a bigger role to play here than many realise, and the new 802.11ax standard will be important in supporting devices that need to run on low power. Internet of Business spoke to Blaz Vavpetic, CTO at iPass, to find out more about 802.11ax and what it brings to the world of device-to-device communications. Internet of Business: Can you explain in a nutshell what 802.11ax offers over 802.11ac, which it is likely to replace in most cases? Blaz Vavpetic: “Where 802.11ac operates only in the 5Ghz range, 802.11ax operates in both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz ranges, creating more available channels. “Having more channels makes it easier for endpoints such as IoT devices or smartphones to find a clear path to the access point.