A more robust standard for high-speed broadband wireless delivery to laptops and desktops will augment the burgeoning WiFi market beginning in late 2004, says a new study from Visant Strategies. According to its author, 802.16 a is poised to in the very near future achieve the same kind of important price and performance points reached by WLAN technology in the late 1990's, when WLAN converted from being a niche technology to mass market due to the 802.11 or WiFi standard.
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
infoSync World : Time is right for WiFi successor, study claims
Posted By Allen at 9:23 AM
infoSync World, has a new story about a study done by a company called Visant. Basically they are saying that 802.16a is poised to take off like 802.11b has, and that manufacturers need to jump on the bandwagon and start making products if they don't want to be left behind. I'm not so sure I'm convinced. Personally, I feel there is still quite a bit of ground in 802.11 technologies. There is quite a bit of new innovation, and I'd be surprised to see companies jump to a new technology when 802.11 is just starting to pick up. Here's a quote from the story on infoSync: