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WBA and Mettis Aerospace announce first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial IoT trial

April 17, 2019 / aerospace

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and UK company Mettis Aerospace will conduct the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 Industrial Enterprise and IoT trial as part of alliance’s ongoing Wi-Fi 6 programme.To be launched in the second half of 2019, the trial is aimed at demonstrating the role Wi-Fi 6 can play in the broader 5G ecosystem during the transformation for Industry 4.0.
Mettis Aerospace designs and manufactures precision-forged, machined and sub-assembled components mainly for the aerospace and defence industries.The company is a major supplier for companies such as Airbus, Boeing and Rolls-Royce and will work with WBA members to test use cases on a Wi-Fi 6 network at its 27-acre facility in the West Midlands.