802.11n: the next WLAN frontier

Thursday, 19 August 2004, 12:38 PM EST

The wireless industry is raring to go with its next connectivity technology, 802.11n. But before the 100Mbit/sec. minimum throughput wireless LAN technology can see a standard, things could get ugly.

The successor to 802.11a/g aimed at consumer applications that require very high throughput, like HDTV and streaming video, 802.11n passed the proposal posting phase at the IEEE last week with an expected 60-plus groups and individual companies laying out what they hope will win the wireless organization's eventual approval. The odds are heavily laid in the favor of two equally matched groups, TGn Sync and WWiSE -- each of which recently sent out news releases cheering themselves on and purposefully pitched their plans to the media.

By Suzanne Deffree at Electronic News.

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