SPOTLIGHT: 802.11n Standard May Soon Be Ready

After years of in-fighting and intrigue in the IEEE, it seems that a compromise has been reached and 802.11n may be ready for ratification. Representatives from the TGn Synch, WWiSE, and MitMot 802.11n standards groups decided at an IEEE task group meeting in July to develop a joint proposal. The proposal's supporters plan to submit the first draft to the IEEE in September, while the final submission is scheduled for a confirmation vote in November. If the standard is ratified 802.11n WiFi gear could hit markets as soon as next year. Article