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WiFi standards - 802.11ac and 802.11ad/60 GHz

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Recently, I was requested for some information on the Wi-Fi market landscape for 802.11ac and the 60GHz/802.11ad standards. I compiled a snippet and would like to share the same here too

Neither of the two standards has yet been ratified – expected next year. However, that has not deterred players from entering this market. Speculations on which standard prevails/dominates, transition path etc. abound. Both of them are geared for the mobile market – spanning across notebooks/ultra books and then smart phones. My take is that 802.11ac will be the mainstream while 802.11ad will co-exist for niche applications.

Comments, opinions welcome!