What's the Point Of 802.11a?

In theory 802.11a is better than 802.11b (Wi-Fi) because it’s faster. But given the trouble it’s having in Europe and the lack of backwards compatibility with Wi-Fi, you really have to wonder if that bandwidth is really worth it. Enterprises many want that bandwidth, but how much of an issue is 2.4GHz interference for them? I would suspect not that much. 802.11g, which supports the same speeds as 802.11a and is backwards compatible, seems like a much better long-term choice.

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