Steven J. Crowley, P.E.
The IEEE Standards Association recognizes 20 years of progress in IEEE 802.11.
IEEE 802.11 Wireless Milestones:
- September 1990 – IEEE 802.11 project initiated with the concept of creating a WLAN standard for shared local communications interworking with the successful wired IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) product
- 1997 – Standard released, supported 2 Mb/s data rates in the 2.4 GHz band
- 1999 – Improvements were added for increased data rates in the 2.4 GHz band and availability in the 5 GHz band
- 1999-2009 -The IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN blossomed in the home market. Also, users started to apply the devices to build community networks where incumbent telecommunications providers did not offer service
- 2009 – The IEEE 802.11n amendment provided another ten-fold increase in data rate (now peaking at 600 Mb/s) and added other radio range extension enhancements such as beamsteering
- 2010 and Beyond – The IEEE 802.11 Working Group celebrates 20 years of achievements
- IEEE 802.11 is working to increase data rates another ten-fold, to 5 Gb/s
- IEEE 802.11ac task group will extend IEEE 802.11n-like capabilities in the 5 GHz spectrum
- IEEE 802.11ad task group will develop an extension for operation at 60 GHz
- Other projects underway will provide dynamic management of the air interface, adaptations for vehicular use, mesh operation, interworking with cellular systems, and peer-to-peer link establishment
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