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Next-Gen Wi-Fi Groups Unify Proposal

Posted: 01st Aug, 2005 By: MarkJ
The next generation of broadband wireless Wi-Fi technology (802.11n), which is targeting speeds of up to 540Mbps, has taken a step forward after two major factions agreed a unified proposal:

The groups, TGn Sync and WWiSE, together with a third group, MITMOT, said late last month they will merge their respective proposals as a draft which will be sent to the IEEE in September. A final version will be submitted in November.

TGn Sync and WWiSE have been touting their respective suggestions for how 802.11n should work for almost a year now. With powerful wireless industry backers behind each proposal, these two groups quickly emerged as the most likely contenders for the final 802.11n specification, which is expected to take Wi-Fi speeds to 540Mbps.


The news is good because it could help to prevent lengthy delays brought on by competing standards, allowing the IEEE 802.11n Task Group (TGn) to approve any new standard with relative ease. More @ The Register.
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