Technologies to watch 2013: Gigabit Wi-Fi

By , Network World |  Mobile & Wireless, Gigabit Wi-Fi

The next major advance in Wi-Fi, the still-in-draft IEEE 802.11ac standard, seems like a slam-dunk: It promises data rates ranging from 433Mbps to, in some configurations, 1.3Gbps, hence the label "Gigabit Wi-Fi." What's not to like?

But as is usual in wireless networking, the actual implementation of 11ac in products, their deployment and use make for a more complicated picture.

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