EU sets standard for WiFi

The European Union has decided to create a common standard for all 25 member countries. The European Commission announced that all member states have to make two frequency bands -- 5159-5350 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz -- available for WiFi services starting November 1 this year. The creation of an EU-wide WiFi standard is designed to help the technology grow and to help alleviate congestion in the 2.4 Ghz version of the technology. There are currently 25 million WiFi users in Western Europe with experts predicting 500 million in the next three years.

For more on the new EU WiFi standard:
- see this story from Softpedia