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BIS Adopts Wi-SUN FAN Spec for India’s Smart Meter RF Networks

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India, has adopted Wi-SUN Alliance FAN (Field Area Networks) specification as included in IEEE 2857-2021, as the national standard for India’s Smart Meter RF Communication Networks. This adoption also aims to enable interoperable, multi-service and secure wireless communications networks for government, utilities, service providers, […]

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Utilities Survey Results Underscores IoT Solutions for Extreme Weather

Energy and utility companies are interested in IoT technologies to help improve customers service and control costs in the face of extreme weather event. In fact, extreme weather conditions have been on the rise and power outages have doubled in the U.S. over the past 20 years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy…Forty-one percent

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IoT in Urban Evolution: Why Smart Street Lights Illuminate the Path to Smarter Cities

When exploring urban transformation, a key element often overlooked in the burgeoning IoT landscape is smart street lighting. The utility of such lights extends beyond mere illumination—they offer a gateway to innovative IoT deployments that redefine urban living. For cities that want to create an entry-level program, smart street lights can act as a ‘foundation’

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Wi-SUN Eases Security Concerns for Smart Cities

Cities worldwide like Tokyo and Miami are still making significant efforts to evolve into smart cities because the benefits of digitalization will improve operational efficiencies and their residents’ quality of life overall. This transformation requires improved infrastructure that enables applications like air quality sensors, methane gas detectors, smart street lighting, waste management, weather stations and

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Unlocking IoT Potential with Wi-SUN: Connectivity, security and interoperability

Ratna Garapati, MD & CEO, CyanConnode India The era of digital transformation is upon us, marked by the rise of smart cities and the integration of the IoT applications into our everyday lives. These advances have brought forward the need for efficient, reliable, and cost-effective connectivity solutions. While the advent of 5G is a significant

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Wi-SUN Alliance Continues to Adapt and Improve

Aside from Wi-SUN’s 300-strong member base of leading silicon, product and device companies, the organisation works closely with a number of partners globally for the testing and certification of products. Wi-SUN-approved third-party test facilities are located around the world, including North America, Taiwan, Japan, India and, more recently, Brazil, where ELDORADO Institute became the first

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Trends for 2023: From Renewables and Electric Vehicles, to Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture

As we settle into a new year, we look ahead with anticipation and excitement at the year ahead – the possibilities for Wi-SUN Alliance members and for Wi-SUN FAN technology. It’s a time of change and disruption across many of the industries that our members operate in, from the growth in renewables and smart grid

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DistribuTECH Plays Host to More Than 20 Wi-SUN Alliance Member Companies in 2023

As DistribuTECH 2023 (Feb. 7-9 in San Diego, CA) draws closer, we take some time out to reflect on this hugely important event for Wi-SUN Alliance and many of its members. The leading Transmission and Distribution event for utilities, technology providers and industry leaders, DTECH provides an exciting and thought-provoking opportunity to meet with our

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