IEEE: Chinese security standard could fracture Wi-Fi

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IEEE: Chinese security standard could fracture Wi-Fi

The implementation of a Chinese security standard for wireless networking could undermine efforts to develop a global standard for wireless LANs (WLANs) and drive up the cost of networking equipment for end users, warned a senior executive at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) in a recent letter to Chinese government officials. “The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) announced the adoption of China’s WLAN standard, called GB15629.11-2003, in May.”

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