WiGig Alliance Announces Its Early Specifications, Confirming 7Gbps Speeds

You might remember the WiGig Alliance that we brought to your attention a while back, and now it has published early specifications for the WiGig format, offering 7Gbps network speeds, which is a good many times faster than the current 802.11n Wi-Fi standard. The good news is that it will be backwards compatible and be able to run on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands in addition to the 60GHz band it needs for full speed. The alliance has also announced a new adopter program, allowing companies to join and start developing hardware for WiGig. The WiGig Alliance already touts industry big names such as Harman, Peraso and Samsung, AMD, Intel, LG, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and has recently added Cisco to its board of directors. WiGig products could even be ready by the end of the year, and we’re certainly interested in checking it out.

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