May 19, 2009
Download WiFi has rapidly become a widely adopted technology, with more than half a billion people using it today. Like the rest of the technology world, however, WiFi is not sitting still. Broadcom�s Stephen Palm outlines what is coming down the line in terms of wireless communication and connectivity. According to Palm, WiFi device-to-device connectivity is on its way, allowing users to quickly and easily connect two or more devices to share files, play games and more. As WiFi becomes more popular, the current technology is not prepared for the additional loads placed on it by streaming media content, Internet access, and real-time gaming. However, the move to the 60-GHz band, called WiGig, would enable robust bandwidth with little interference, as there are huge swaths of the spectrum that are unlicensed in most countries.