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(25-Nov-09) With the 802.11n wireless networking standard ratified this fall, channel partners have an opportunity to increase their sales by helping customers refresh their wireless networking equipment, says an Info-Tech Research Group analyst.
802.11 is a set of standards that were first ratified 10 years ago, with the introduction of 802.11a and 802.11b said Mark Tauschek, lead analyst at London, Ont.-based Info-Tech. These standards were designed to facilitate wireless local area network (WLAN) computer communication.
Several years later, 802.11g was introduced to provide users with higher throughput, which meant faster wireless networking speeds, he explained.