Carnegie Mellon University

Swarun Kumar

May 17, 2018

Kumar quoted on standard Wi-Fi mesh networks

Popular Science quoted Swarun Kumar on standardizing Wi-Fi mesh network devices. Mesh networks strengthen Wi-Fi by sharing its signal over multiple points. But this network fails when vendors’ devices don’t mesh. So, the Wi-Fi Alliance wants to standardize mesh network devices. Kumar supports the idea but wonders if industry players would adopt the standard. If easy to adopt, Kumar thinks the standard could “lead to more openness and more choice for the consumer.” Read the article here.