Archive for the ‘IEEE 802.11’ Category

IEEE 802.11 overview

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

For next week’s IEEE 802 meetings in Vancouver the 802.11 leadership has prepared a presentation (PowerPoint) giving an overview of the group and highlighting selected current activities:

  • High Efficiency WLAN — 802.11ax
  • Wake up Radio — 802.11ba (Saves power using a wake-up frame to transition to primary connectivity out of sleep.)
  • Light Communications Interest Group

It’s a handy snapshot.

Wireless investment fund seeks FCC authority to test Globalstar’s proposed terrestrial low-power service

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Yesterday the FCC received an application for experimental radio license from the Jarvinian Wireless Innovation Fund. Among other activities, the fund is working with Globalstar in its effort to establish a so-called terrestrial low-power service (TLPS).  Globalstar petitioned the FCC to create such a service last November. The idea is to take the upper 2.4 GHz unlicensed band that isn’t now available for Wi-Fi, combine it Globalstar’s terrestrial-use spectrum, and create a new service operating on 2473-2495 MHz. This corresponds to IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) channel 14, which can’t be used in the U.S. as it overlaps with Globalstar’s spectrum. Unlike Wi-Fi, TLPS would be managed to control interference.

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