Members of the International Organization for Standardization rejected China's controversial wireless encryption standard for global use. Like the development of TD-SCDMA, China is promoting its WAPI as an alternative to 802.11i to reduce its reliance on foreign technology and bolster its own companies. The standards organization rejected WAPI in favor of 802.11i in balloting that ended March 8. China still plans to press ahead with the standard domestically.
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