External Resources

This page provides access to a variety of resources to help gain a better understanding of Wi-SUN related standards, technology and related activities.

IEEE 802.15.4, a standardization of wireless specification defined by IEEE, is for wireless personal area networks (WPANs). IEEE 802.15.4 has characteristics such as low power, low cost and peer to peer network support. The IEEE 802.15.4 standard provides a framework for low data rate communications systems, typically sensor networks.

IEEE 802.15.4g, also known as the Smart Utility Networks (SUN) standard defines a PHY amendment to IEEE 802.15.4 that facilitates very large scale process control applications such as the utility Smart Grid Networks. It addresses outdoor low data rate wireless Smart Metering Utility Network requirements.

The Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry plays a leading role in technology for Smart Grid. Please see here for METI Smart metering report (in Japanese language).

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