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Friday September 11, 2015

What's Next After 25 Years Of Wi-Fi?

It’s been 25 years since the inception of IEEE 802.11. This interview sheds a little light into the future of the technology, such as the 60 GHz range, which could provide throughput of up to 20 Gb/s.

The IEEE 802.11 wireless technology standard has come a long way since it first originated from a working group meeting in September 1990. Early Wi-Fi supported data rates of just 2 megabits per second. By comparison, the latest Wi-Fi standard supports 3,500 times faster data rates, ranging up to 7 gigabits per second.