Monday, October 10, 2005

Mon - Technology vendors collaborate on faster Wi-Fi standards

A group of 27 technology companies said today they would collaborate on a new, faster Wi-Fi wireless Internet connection standard for computers and other portable devices. The alliance, called the Enhanced Wireless Consortium, joins previously separated camps that were heading toward separate standards for wireless networking.

It includes some of the biggest wireless chipmakers such as Broadcom and Intel as well as Cisco and portable computer makers Lenovo, Sony and Toshiba.

"It is possible to have the standard ratification done by late 2006, if we can accelerate. It's reasonable to expect products out before then, in the first half of 2006," said Bill Bunch, director of product management at Broadcom.

Hey, bring ot on guys. Let's hope they can stay on track.

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