Group pushes for faster Wi-Fi
A group of Wi-Fi manufacturers have formed a coalition in a bid to boost wireless speeds. The Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC), which includes 27 Wi-Fi industry leaders such as Apple, Cisco Systems and Intel, is attempting to speed up the development of the proposed IEEE 802.11n standard. The new wireless standard is expected to support speeds of up to 600 Mbps. This will provide support for applications that need higher data rates than currently available, such as HDTV streams, and allow information to be sent quickly. The new specification will also include interoperability with the current a, b and g standards.