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Adoption of Wi-Fi spectrum must widen

5GHz radio band products on hold as standard awaits endorsement. Wireless manufacturers are delaying the launch of Wi-Fi products for the 5GHz spectrum until European governments endorse the radio spectrum. The 802.11h Wi-Fi standard, tipped to be the European successor of 802.11a, will be adopted only if more countries come on board, analysts have claimed. “Manufacturers will start producing products only if there’s a demand for them. It doesn’t make a difference if a single country opens up a radio band. It needs to be adopted on a greater scale,” said Richard Dineen, research director at Ovum. Full Story

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