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IEEE Moves Forward on 802.11n, BPL
Though 802.11n still not expected until next year
by Karl Bode 08:45AM Wednesday Mar 14 2007 Tipped by MxxCon See Profile
The 802.11n wireless networking standard took a step closer to reality on Tuesday, as the IEEE said that 'Draft 2.0' received more than the 75% majority approval required for the process to move forward. Any changes from this point forward should be minor, though the final spec still won't be truly official until late next year or early 2009. The IEEE also took a step forward in solidifying a BPL standard they're calling P1901.

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patcat88

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decide

Why the hell haven't they approved this yet? What in the standard they cant decide over?

Camelot One
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Greenwood, IN
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What a joke

THe IEEE is becoming worthless. Nothing should take this long, nothing. Certainly not a wireless spec. Its been what, 2 years now atleast? And we are looking at another year and a half to 2 years? What a joke.
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Re: What a joke

I agree....by the time this gets about "out the door" a new standard bigger and better will be on the horizon and make investors hold off..... killing this standard. And all this effort and investment will be money down the drain..

They better pipe up and get this done or it will be DOA in 18 months.
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join:2003-12-08
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no shit. Every day longer they make vendors wait for a standard, the more tempting proprietary solutions look.

IEEE needs to shit or get off the pot. .11g didn't take NEAR this long.
bmn
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Gotta love the IEEE trashing...

Clearly coming from people who have no clue about how the real world of standards works...

And there is a good reason why 802.11n is taking longer than the other standard to get agreed upon... There are more vendors in the wireless equipment arena that have the opportunity to comment on the process.

The problem isn't such much the IEEE as it is every vendor trying to get their own two cents in on what probably is a fine standard by now.

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Sabre
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Re: Gotta love the IEEE trashing...

You're absolutely right. I have no clue how the world of standards works.

This isn't trying to be insulting. I'm asking honestly. If IEEE isn't really the problem, then what can be done to accelerate the process in the future? Because this is definitely taking too long.
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bmn
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Re: Gotta love the IEEE trashing...

said by Sabre:

This isn't trying to be insulting. I'm asking honestly. If IEEE isn't really the problem, then what can be done to accelerate the process in the future? Because this is definitely taking too long.
In this case, you have to look at the history of 802.11n for your answer...

said by »www.oreillynet.com/etel/blog/200···l_f.html :

TGn received several proposals. Four complete proposals were received from WWiSE, TGnSync, Mitsubishi and Motorola, and Qualcomm.
Earlier wireless standards working groups didn't have to start out with as any proposals... Additionally, back when the earlier standards were being written, you didn't have as many people involved because you only had a handful of vendors making the equipment.

Without changing the governing laws of the IEEE, there really would be no way to speed up approval process. The problem stems from the fact that all of the companies want feature X or process y to be a certain way in the standard. And since your are essentially dealing with a democracy that puts competing groups face to face, you have to realize that it is not going to be quick. The problem is the players. They need to realize that they are dragging everyone down and pushing back the release date on a product that will make them income.
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Sabre
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Re: Gotta love the IEEE trashing...

That's unfortunate, since that's not likely to happen. But thanks for the honest answer.
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Arkansas: Bill Would Allow Broadband Over Power Lines

fyi »www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/b···1589.pdf

For An Act To Be Entitled
10 AN ACT TO ENABLE THE USE OF ELECTRIC UTILITY
11 POWER LINES TO DEPLOY BROADBAND NETWORKS; AND FOR
12 OTHER PURPOSES.
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14 Subtitle
15 TO ENABLE THE USE OF ELECTRIC UTILITY
16 POWER LINES TO DEPLOY BROADBAND
17 NETWORKS.

BodyBumper

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Re: Arkansas: Bill Would Allow Broadband Over Power Lines

...and?
vinnie97
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delayed again

heh, this is the first I've heard of the ratification delay to 2009, sheesh.