IEEE announced the revision of IEEE 802.11 standards, which defines the technology for the world’s premier wireless LAN products, in CTIA yesterday. The new standard in effect will be known as IEEE 802.11-2012. In the last 15 years, IEEE 802.11 standard has been revised only three times before. The IEEE 802.11-2012 revision has significantly expanded support for devices and networks that are faster and more secure.
The new 802.11-2012 standard consolidates 10 amendments to the base standard since its last full revision in 2007. The new revision has address applications like the facility for electricity generation, distribution, delivery and consumption with two-way end-to-end network for communications and control. No doubt, there will be improved quality of service and improved cellular network capability.
IEEE 802.11 defines one MAC and several PHY specifications for wireless connectivity for fixed, portable and mobile stations. IEEE 802.11-2012 is the fourth revision of the standard to be released since its original publication in 1997.
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