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Friday, January 27, 2006

Gartner Says Don’t Deploy 802.11n until 2007

Companies should stay away from next-generation Wi-Fi equipment described as 802.11n compliant, Gartner has warned.  Expect these technology investments to be good for at least four more years,” a group of three Gartner analysts recommended, adding that 802.11n should not be considered until 2007.


VBroadcom and Marvell have already announced that they will start producing ‘draft-compliant’ chipsets, but Gartner labelled these claims as “misleading” and “premature”.

The analyst firm believes that the technology is likely to be changed before a final standard is approved, and that additional testing will be required to ensure compatibility with existing Wi-Fi standards.

Posted on 01/27