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pervasive Wi-Fi

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

Pervasive Wi-Fi is the intercommunication of wireless networks in order to form a communications network that permeates the networked world.

Pervasive Wi-Fi is the communications backbone that is intended to further the IoT and pervasive computing. This communication network would also allow users to connect to anyone or thing from just about anywhere.

Not only does pervasive Wi-Fi look to unify the communications of Wi-Fi access points, but it also aims to bring in RFID, Cellular phone communications, plus vehicle to vehicle communications of driverless, guidance and accident prevention systems. Some researchers are developing hardware to interpret and patch these systems into existing Wi-Fi networks. Many researchers claim unified communications protocols will be the real step in bringing pervasive Wi-Fi to reality.

This unified communication could be used for medical equipment by using this near omnipresent network to call doctors when patient vitals reach critical points from just about wherever they may be.

Pervasive Wi-Fi is an attractive proposition to those who want to avoid mobile data charges on cellphones. This technology is already used to connect masses at stadiums and on cruise ships as the expectation of Wi-Fi becomes a normal part of customer service expectations.

Pervasive Wi-Fi has to be fast, available and reliable. To ensure these desired characteristics, it may be that devices of normally closed networks will be required to be opened. This opening of networks, along with the pervasive nature of sensitive data transmission, is not without security and privacy concerns. While usedful, pervasive communication can be a stressor and can breakdown our ability to have regular, attentive and respectful in person communication.

This was last updated in October 2016

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