Users waiting for Wi-Fi kit faster than current 802.11a/b/g hardware had their hopes dashed when ratification of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11n standard was delayed yet again this week.
A draft specification was approved in January 2006, after arguments between the chipset manufacturers. A new draft standard was expected this autumn, but has been pushed back to early 2007 due to the large number of comments submitted.
Rolf Devegt, senior director of business development at Airgo Networks predicted that Draft 2.0 of 802.11n will be stable enough to proceed with final ratification in the first half of 2008.
Source: Network IT Week