Hopefully Wi-Fi Alliance Does Better With HaLow Than The Rest of Client Market
Good article, Eric. I'm a big fan of 900 MHz as a radio technology and do see potentially great things here for HaLow. The make or break will be in how the Alliance handles the client space that uses it. Right now, we have a legitimate train wreck across the Wi-Fi client space as far as security types supported, client capabilities, and too many vendors taking a 1990 approach to building client devices. Almost every "consumer" device makes it to the entrprise WLAN with only the ability to do only PSK and (maybe demand outdated legacy data rates), and printer makers still don't know how to build a business printer that cat work on business WLAN networks. The list of foibles goes on. You can't have high-performing, secure WLAN when clients are low-performing and the important security stuff got left out! Ideally, the HaLow part of the equation won't be as fragmented as the 2.4 and 5 GHz client spaces.