September 29, 2001

Single wireless LAN spec in peril

Author: JT Smith

From "Prospects for a harmonized global wireless LAN standard
appear bleak, as political and legal barriers emerge in Europe and Japan to
block adoption of the IEEE-802.11a WLAN specification, backed robustly
in the United States. Indeed, some 802.11a supporters are coming to
accept a three-standard world, with its echoes of the third-generation
(3G) mobile communications standardization process - at least in the
short term."
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