WLAN innovation relentless
While the impact of China's decision to opt for an encryption scheme that is incompatible
with IEEE 802.11 standards has yet to be fully ascertained, it does not overshadow the rampant
innovation sprouting from startups and established wireless-LAN players alike. From multiple-input,
multiple-output (MIMO) antenna technology, which is expected to form the foundation of the next
generation of WLANs now being developed under 802.11n, to mesh networks and the management of
the RF environment, there is much to discuss beyond the potential impact of China's decision.