New Wi-Fi standard '802.11n' would allow high-quality wireless video transmission
AMSTERDAM - A group of 27 technology companies said on Monday they would collaborate on a new, faster Wi-Fi wireless Internet connection standard for computers and other portable devices.
It includes some of the biggest wireless chipmakers such as Broadcom and Intel as well as network equipment maker Cisco and portable computer makers Lenovo, Sony Corp and Toshiba Corp.
The new Wi-Fi standard is known as 802.11n and follows the 802.11a, b and g standards. The n-version is billed to be two to 10 times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies and will enable high-quality wireless video transmission in office and home networks.
It is also designed to have superior reach. â€śWe have twice the range. We can really get to the last nook and cranny of the house,â€ť said James Chen, a senior product marketing manager at U.S.-based chipmaker Marvell.