802.11a Can Wait

Gartner is suggesting what may be one of the more obvious suggestions this year in wireless. There’s really no reason to look towards upgrading to an 802.11a system right now. While 802.11a has some advantages over 802.11b, it’s still an early-stage technology with a number of questions. It’s likely to go through some changes over the next year or so. They predict by mid-2003 most of the major issues should be settled. They also suggest that companies wait until they can by a combined 802.11a and 802.11g system, since many are predicting that 802.11g will make 802.11a obsolete since it offers comparible speeds with backwards compatibility to 802.11b systems.

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