Bluetooth Mesh Networking

Mesh is a new network topology option available for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) adopted in the summer of 2017. It represents a major advance which positions Bluetooth to be the dominant low power wireless communications technology in a wide variety of new sectors and use cases, including Smart Buildings and Industrial IoT.

Wireless communications systems based around mesh network topologies have proved themselves to offer an effective approach to providing coverage of large areas, extending range and providing resilience. The addition of mesh networking support represents a change of a type, and of such magnitude that it warrants being described as a paradigm shift for Bluetooth technology.