Despite it being available in networking kit and laptops for years already, standards body the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has only just ratified the 802.11n wifi standard.
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The IEEE Standards Association has published new revisions to the standards defining wireless local area network (LAN) products. The new IEEE 802.11 standards already underpin wifi applications globally, but the standards have now been expanded, due to the increasing relevance of new applications, such as the smart grid, the IEEE 802.11 working group explained.
The latest incarnation of the wifi platform, 802.11n, is on something of a roll at the moment, after the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) working group this week unanimously approved draft 2.0 of the specification. Following early rumours of in-fighting and failed ballots, the draft specification has leapt from version 1.10 to version [...]
The IEEE has opened a new working group in the 802.16 standard, best known as WiMAX. The group’s aim is nothing to develop a new version of the technology capable of gigabit speeds. This would, if successful, put the LTE and EV-DO Revision C communities’ feet to the fire in terms of 4G. WiMAX was [...]
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) said this week the 802.11 working group has unanimously approved draft 1.10 for the 802.11n specification. All that is left now is for the IEEE to sign off the draft, which will be the final specification for the technology. However, the draft is not expected to be [...]