WWiSE consortium discusses 802.11n standard proposals

Posted on Friday, Aug 13 2004 @ 01:03 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The so-called WWiSE consortium - with companies like Airgo Networks, Bermai, Broadcom, Conexant, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments - held a conference call Thursday morning to discuss proposals for the 802.11n standard. This standard is set to replace the current mix of WiFi technologies by 2006 or 2007.

WWiSE stands for "World Wide Spectrum Efficiency" , a characteristic of the new proposed standard, the companies said.
The 802.11n technology is designed to be much faster than today's technology; the base requirements set down by the IEEE 802.11n working group call for the throughput to exceed 100 Mbits/sec.

The IEEE will meet in Berlin next month to begin evaluating more than 60 working proposals for the technical underpinnings of 802.11n. The first draft of the proposed standard is expected by mid-2005, WWiSE members said, leaving the assembled companies little time to settle on a technical standard all of them can live with.
Read more over at eWeek


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