Networking

802.11n: The End of Ethernet?

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Executive Summary

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11n standard represents the beginning of the end for wired Ethernet as the dominant Local Area Network (LAN) access technology in the enterprise. Over the next few years, refinements in system silicon, radio design, network control, wireless security, and power management will improve 802.11n and its successor products to the point where they will begin to erode the switched Ethernet market.

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