First draft for 802.11n due to be approved

Saran, Cliff
January 2006
Computer Weekly;1/24/2006, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports that the IEEE standards committee is expected to adopt a first draft of the 802.11n specification this week. The 802.11n specification is designed to improve the bandwidth of wireless networks, supporting at least 100mbps, according to the IEEE. Ethernet on desktop already delivers 100mbps. Aditya Kaul, senior analyst at Juniper Research suggested wireless LANS based on 802.11n could completely replace wired Ethernet links to desktop PCs. Another application could be city-wide and campus networks, which Kaul said would benefit from the higher bandwidth. The next milestone for the industry will be the launch of Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification of IEEE 802.11n-based products.


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