The next Bluetooth specification will incorporate Ultra Wideband (UWB). This will allow Bluetooth to significantly boost bandwidth in is future specification.
It will also cause less confusion among consumers, according to Michael Foley, executive director at Bluetooth SIG. He believes that the industry muyst recognise synergies and limit fragmentation is much as possible.
"Joint development between Bluetooth and UWB is the fastest and most economical path for both technologies to meet the future demands of companies and end users."
UWB, also known as IEEE 802.15.3a, promises to deliver short-range, high bandwidth wireless connections of several hundred megabits per second up to two gigabits per second over a distance of four metres. It is designed to connect consumer electronics devices and provide wireless streaming video. More info at VNU Net