IEEE Group starts work on Gigabit WiFi

Network World reports that far from resting on its laurels, the IEEE working group that is putting the finishing touches on the 802.11n 100Mits/s wireless LAN standard is to launch a new project - a 1Gbits/s WLAN standard.

That would mean gigabit WiFi, the report points out.

Last year, group members formed the Very High Throughput (VHT) Study Group to explore changes to the 802.11 WLAN standard to support gigabit capacity. The study group is looking at doing so in two frequency bands, high-frequency 60GHz for relatively short ranges and under-6GHz for ranges similar to that today's WLANs in the 5GHz band, 802.11a and 11n.

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