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Wi-SUN Alliance Newsletter August 2019

Wi-SUN Alliance Newsletter August 2019

Wi-SUN Alliance Newsletter
August 2019

The next Wi-SUN Alliance member meeting will be held on 23, 24 October 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. Please click below for more information.

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Message from Phil Beecher, President & CEO

2019 has been a busy year so far for Wi-SUN Alliance. Following the announcement of the Wi-SUN Field Area Network (FAN) certification program at the end of last year we showed the first FAN 1.0 certified products at DistribuTECH in February.  The number of certified products continues to grow and the enthusiasm from utilities and cities is growing too. 

There is a lot of hype around different communications technologies for IoT applications, but Wi-SUN FAN delivers wireless mesh with proven coverage, reliability, resilience and flexibility, along with enterprise grade security, providing an ideal communications network technology for large scale, critical infrastructure deployments. 

At our Spring Member Meeting in Atlanta, kindly hosted by Landis+Gyr, we recognized individuals and companies for their leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering the Wi-SUN FAN certification program. Our thanks and congratulations goes to all of our award recipients. For more information on the FAN Awards and recipients please click here.

We will be holding an Open House on Wi-SUN FAN on August 29 in Seoul Korea. For more information and to register please click here.

On a final note, please mark your calendars for the next Wi-SUN Alliance All Member Meeting, to be held on October 23-24, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. The meeting is open to all Wi-SUN members. For more information please click here.

More highlights and updates can be found below.

Phil Beecher, President and CEO

New Wi-SUN Members

We now have over 240 members, and continue to attract new members from around the world.  A list of our members can be found here.

Key Highlights

In June, we hosted our ‘How FANS Benefit Smart Utilities and Smart Cities’ webinar. Thanks to speakers Iker Urrutia from Iberdrola, Kyle Grossman from Xcel Energy and Jeremy Laundergan from EnerNex for their contribution. In case you missed the webinar you can download it here.

Wi-SUN Alliance announced its first poll looking at the challenges and benefits of smart cities – more information can be found at this link: Wi-SUN Alliance survey provides insights to enable timely realisation of Smart Cities

Wi-SUN and the Japan Utility Telemetering Association (JUTA) announced the availability of the JUTA profile certification program. Wi-SUN Alliance and JUTA announce certification program for JUTA communications profile

If you haven’t yet heard Wi-SUN’s interview for the EnerNex podcast series aimed at utilities, be sure to check it out at: Accelerating Standardization and Interoperability: the Wi-SUN Alliance Approach


Wi-SUN has been active at a number of major events in recent months, including:

China Utility Week in Shanghai where Phil Beecher was interviewed by Kevin O’Donovan about the role of Wi-SUN, and the different use cases companies are deploying globally. Phil also spoke with Errol Bryce of Smart Energy Intl at the same event about bringing secure open standards based communication to China’s smart energy market.    

Smart Cities Week in San Diego where Raj Vaswani, Vice Chairman of the Wi-SUN Board of Directors participated in a panel discussion

IoT World in Santa Clara where Wi-SUN Alliance had a booth, and Phil Beecher participated in a panel discussion discussing future trends in IoT technology.

Wireless Japan in Tokyo where Wi-SUN member companies joined the Wi-SUN Pavilion.

Forthcoming events include:

Wi-SUN Alliance Open House - August 29 in Seoul, Korea

Asian Utility Week – September 3-4 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wi-SUN Alliance All Member Meeting - October 23-24 in Taipei, Taiwan

European Utility Week – November 12-14 in Paris, France


The Growth of Smart Cities – Mitigating costs and security breaches

Why you should join our FAN Benefits Webinar

Future-proofing your networks and IoT deployments

'Celebrating milestones with growth and 91 million Wi-SUN capable devices

How to mitigate security risk as IoT networks grow


Wi-SUN in the News

Power & Energy Solutions: Wi-SUN Alliance survey provides insights to enable timely realisation of Smart Cities

IoT Global Network: Security and interoperability remain critical problems hindering widespread smart city deployments, says Wi-SUN Alliance survey

Port Technology: Smart Cities Set to Rise in Next Decade

IT in the Supply Chain: Wi-SUN Alliance survey provides insights to enable timely realisation of smart cities

IoT For All: Five Problems That Can Sink an IoT Certification Project

ITS International: Wi-SUN: here’s why mesh networking works

Manufacturing Today: The secret to successful IoT for manufacturers

Rethink Research (RIOT): Wi-SUN hits 91mn units

Smart Grid Today: Wi-SUN Alliance touts year of great growth

Smart Energy International: Wi-SUN Alliance expands membership, announces 2018 milestones

IoT Now: Wi-SUN Alliance announces 60% growth in global membership in 12 months

Elek-Data.DK: Growing support behind Wi-SUN Alliance 

Member Opportunities & Processes

Ambassador Program

Our Ambassador Program encourages member companies to promote Wi-SUN Alliance technology, values and initiatives, as well as their own Wi-SUN solutions. 

We have recently welcomed 7 new ambassadors from Brazil, China, Germany, India and Taiwan into the ambassador program, bringing the total to 23 ambassadors.

For more information, please email and include “Ambassador Program” in the subject line.

Wi-SUN Applications

We are always interested to receive information, blogs or articles describing Wi-SUN related applications and deployments. These use cases show the diversity of Wi-SUN solutions deployed and help promote the efforts of our Members and their solutions. If you have an application you wish to showcase, please contact Shannon Mayette at