With the launch of the Wi-SUN Alliance’s Field Area Networks (FAN) certification, Smart Energy International spoke to Phil Beecher, president and CEO, to learn more about open standards based interoperable communications infrastructure.

Even though people use Wi-Fi ubiquitously, whether in the office or domestically, Wi-Fi is definitely not suitable for large scale IoT networks. This is where Wi-SUN Alliance comes in.

Wi-SUN Alliance was established to deliver open standards based interoperable communications infrastructure. It was initially aimed at utilities in particular; however, it has become increasingly applicable in the smart city context.

This article was originally published in Smart Energy International 2-2019. The full version will be published on 29 April. Read all articles via our digital magazine today.