Gigabit wireless on the way

A German-led university and corporate research consortium is laying the groundwork for 1 Gbps wireless Internet access. The Wireless Gigabit with Advanced Multimedia (WIGWAM) project is using 108 Mbps 802.11n and MIMO technologies as the starting point for bringing 1 Gbps wireless into homes and offices. The targeted spectrum is the 5 GHz band, along with the 17, 24, and 60 GHz extension bands. The main application area, says the group, is the transmission of multimedia content in hotspots. The project's industry supporters include Siemens, Philips and Nokia.

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