Which Non-Existent Standard Will Win?

MIT’s Tech Review is talking about UWB, and is at least admitting that they have a bit of a problem concerning the ongoing standards battle that is threatening to destroy much of the potential for the technology, but then shifts gears and suggests 802.11n WiFi may end up taking away business from UWB. This would be the same 802.11n that has just had two different versions submitted for a standards battle of its own, and is still quite a ways away from actually coming to market (as a standardized product — ignoring those proprietary “pre-standard” versions). So, while it’s true that this situation is a huge mess all around, harming just about everyone for no good reason, it seems a bit early to start calling winners, when all we have is a bunch of non-standard versions vying to become standards.

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