Ericsson Demonstrates 54 Mbps Wireless LAN

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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A recent press release from Ericsson (“Ericsson Demonstrates HiperLAN2 Prototypes“) touts the company’s new HiperLAN2 technology, which promises wireless data rates up to 54 Mbps!

Ericsson has successfully demonstrated a Wireless LAN network built on prototypes based on the HiperLAN2 standard, thereby taking yet another important step to strengthen the mobile Internet offer. HiperLAN2 is the next generation Wireless LAN standard, operating in the 5 GHz frequency band, allowing data rates up to 54 Mbps.

A cost-efficient chipset, with ASICS designed and developed by Ericsson, has been used to build a PC-card sized client terminal and an Access Point, both having the same form factor as the commercial products to be released.

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The implications with Apple’s Airport technology are still unclear, but we can only hope that Apple is working closely with Ericsson (like they did with Lucent) to support HiperLAN2 technology in Airport 2.0.

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