‘G’ is for Gone, and ‘N’ is for Now – at least in the case of the new WiFi standard due out in 2007.
Toshiba, Broadcom, Intel, Cisco and portable computer makers Lenovo, and Sony Corp announced that they will jointly develop a new WiFi standard. The new WiFi will use the same number set, 802.11, but will replace the most recent WiFi, ‘g’, with the letter ‘n’. Speeds will be anywhere from 2 to 10 times faster then current ‘g’ WiFi. Actual products will gain the new WiFi chips in anticipation of its release.
This increase in WiFi speed is just one more step into wireless-everything. Much like Saturday Night Live, ‘buub by’ wires.