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
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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Re: Gotta love the IEEE trashing...
said by Sabre:In this case, you have to look at the history of 802.11n for your answer...
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.
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.