Time to tie up a few loose ends on the story we ran a couple of weeks ago on the 802.11 implementation of High-Speed Bluetooth interfering with WiMAX.
I've talked with Mike Foley, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG, who said that while the SIG looks into all suggestions or reports of potential interference, he does not expect WiMAX/Wi-Fi interference to be a serious issue.
Foley added that even if a problem exists, the SIG has a number of things it can do the mitigate interferencejust as it did to mitigate Wi-Fi/Bluetooth interference a few years ago. At this point, he said, the SIG has not come to the conclusion that mitigation will be necessary.
And just to close the loop on a rhetorical question I asked in last week's blog, the most likely reason Staccato did not try to find similar interference problems with cellular technologies is that they operate in bands that far enough away from the ISM band to make interference very unlikely.
If you are interested in reading the article that started it all you can find it at Testing raises concerns over 802.11-based high-speed Bluetooth.