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Wireless Broadband Alliance stakes WiFi 6 claim for Industrial IoT

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is heralding what it calls the first WiFi 6 trial project for enterprise and industrial IoT applications. In partnership with Mettis Aerospace, a designer and manufacturer of components for the (you guessed it) aerospace industry, the project will explore how IEEE 802.11ax can be used in live manufacturing environments. We’ll get our usual rant out of the way, before diving into the meat of the project itself. We have heard far too many claims that either 5G or WiFi is the future of the industrial IoT, that low latencies and large bandwidth will power the assembly lines of tomorrow, and we are pretty much sick to the teeth of hearing it. We’ve yet to hear…

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