Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WAPI's reappearance

China has once again submitted an application to make WAPI a global standard after several years of quieit on the wireless standards front (link). At least two of China's three major telecom service providers, China Mobile and China Telecom, are requiring WAPI support for all new wireless LAN gear. At least one Chinese report (link) claims that ISO is reconsidering WAPI because WAPI has proven to be far superior in its performance to the IEEE 802.11i standard. I remain sceptical of that claim and the standard (or at least the motives behind it).

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