60GHz Giddyup

New super-fast wireless on the horizon

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

January 15, 2009

1 Min Read
60GHz Giddyup

6:00 PM -- There's an interesting article on new 60GHz short-range wireless technology. Georgia Tech researchers are promising 15 Gbit/s at a distance of 1 meter, 10 Gbit/s at 2 meters, and 5 Gbit/s at 5 meters from the new technology.

That's super-super-fast.

The only problem I can see is the range. 802.11g WiFi has a range of over 30 meters. This new technology splits the difference in range between WiFi and ultra-wide band.

Still, this should be interesting to watch as it develops.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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