One of the world’s largest telecommunications companies commits to multi-gigabit WiGig wireless technology
Santa Clara, CA 23 February, 2012 Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, has joined the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance Board of Directors in a move that emphasises the significant industry momentum now backing the world’s most important short-range wireless standard.
Huawei joins an impressive list of members representing the industry’s top chipmakers and consumer electronics manufacturers from around the world. News of the increasing industry support comes hot on the heels of the WiGig Alliance’s announcement in December that it has completed all necessary components to define the first ever multi-gigabit wireless docking specification. It has also recently hosted the first ever interoperability test event, and received ITU-R recognition.
“A major player such as Huawei coming on board is testament to the potential and industry momentum now behind WiGig Alliance and its technology,” said WiGig Alliance President and Chairman, Dr. Ali Sadri. “Development is gaining pace and soon WiGig will become the world’s most important short-range wireless technology, and a shake up for the industry.”
The WiGig Alliance is calling for even more developer involvement in the creation of the world’s first unified specification for multi-gigabit wireless docking. Creation and publication of the specification is set to revolutionize wireless networking by enabling a broad range of advanced uses, including wireless docking and connection to displays between personal computers, consumer electronics and PC, CE, handheld devices.
More plugfests are scheduled throughout this year with first release of certified WiGig products scheduled for early 2013. For further information follow @WiGigAlliance or visit http://wirelessgigabitalliance.org/
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About WiGig Alliance:
The WiGig Alliance was formed to establish a global ecosystem of high-speed and easy-to-use wireless devices that seamlessly work together to connect people in the digital age. WiGig technology enables multi‐gigabit wireless communications among consumer electronics, handheld devices and PCs, and drives industry convergence to a single radio using the readily available, unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum. The organization brings together the world’s leading manufacturers of semiconductors, personal computers, consumer electronics and handheld devices. For more information, please visit www.wigig.org.
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