IEEE 802.11ah Network Planning for IoT Smart Meter Application: Case Study in Bandung Area

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Fachri Nugraha Adhiatma
Doan Perdana
Nachwan Mufti Adriansyah
Risqi Herlambang Raharjo


The growth of Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) technology is so rapid and popular. The technology most widely used for WiFi services is the IEEE 802.11 family of standards. To support the Internet of Things (IoT) era, 802.11ah standard technology has developed, and the standard is intended to provide a low-cost mode of operation, with a wider coverage area, and can support thousands of devices per cell. This paper discusses IEEE 802.11ah Standard Network Planning for the Internet of Things Application (Case Study: Smart Meter Using Network in Bandung), to improve network quality in terms of coverage and capacity to improve the efficiency of the WiFi network and so that it can supports the Internet of Things (IoT) service. Network planning using 802.11ah for the internet of things application with a smart meter case study using the network has been successfully carried out. To cover the entire area of Bandung, 23 sites are required. In the capacity, the Tx slots needed to cover possible smart meters for each site are only 9 tx slots out of a total of 100 tx slots. 


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Adhiatma, F. N., Perdana, D., Adriansyah, N. M., & Raharjo, R. H. (2020). IEEE 802.11ah Network Planning for IoT Smart Meter Application: Case Study in Bandung Area. Jurnal Pekommas, 5(1), 11–22.
Author Biographies

Fachri Nugraha Adhiatma, Telkom University

I am a student of Electrical Engineering at Telkom University

Doan Perdana, Telkom University

He is a lecturer and researcher of telecommunication engineering at Telkom University. His interest includes telecommunication systems, computer networks, 802.11ah, network engineering, vanet, and ad hoc networks.

Nachwan Mufti Adriansyah, Telkom University

He is a lecturer and researcher of telecommunication engineering at Telkom University. His interest includes wireless multi-hop network and wireless communication.

Risqi Herlambang Raharjo, Telkom University

He received a Bachelor of Telecommunication Engineering from Telkom University in 2019. His interest in satellite communications, fiber optic transmission, cellular and IoT radio planning, network dimensioning, and spectrum management. I am recently doing collaborative research in telecommunication business management and regulations.


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