Wi-Fi celebrates silver jubilee

Posted on May 5, 2010  /  1 Comments

Wi-Fi marks 25 years this month since the FCC decision of 1985 that allowed using spread-spectrum technologies in unlicensed spectrum and sparked a huge dose of innovation in the process. Today if you offer even million dollars for a laptop without Wi-Fi, you will not get it. It has become embedded in the DNA of all portable computers. As a result we can bypass phone networks and make free calls using Skype, Googletalk etc. Only dumb authorities don’t provide Wi-Fi in the airports. Wi-Fi is also increasingly getting implanted in mobile phones. Further bypassing of networks will proliferate. Innovation disrupts anything orthodox. Telecom TV reports.

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