New Super Wi-Fi Standard Closer to Reality
The IEEE 802.22 standard has finally been published by the IEEE which means it is official. And with its officialness, 22 Mbps per channel downloads up to 100km from the transmitter are that much closer to becoming an everyday reality.
The hope for the new standard is that it will provide broadband access to rural regions and regions that have been long ignored by telecom infrastructure across the world. The new standard for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANS) utilizes the same space of bandwidth previously used for analog television broadcasts.
The new "Super" Wi-Fi as some are branding it, is currently only available in the Houston area thanks to Rice University Researchers. Hopefully the roll out of this new wireless broadband tech speeds up a bit, the FCC approved it nearly a year ago and Houston is the only thing we have to show for it.
Hopefully iPhones and iPads in rural areas wont have to wait much longer for sweet broadband relief.
Source: Business Wire