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Huawei joins WiGig Alliance board of directors


February 24, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

February 24, 2012 – Huawei, a global information and communications technology solutions provider, has joined the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance board of directors.

According to WiGig Alliance, the move emphasizes the “significant industry momentum” now backing the world’s most important short-range wireless standard.

Last December, WiGig Alliance announced it had completed all necessary components to define the first ever multi-gigabit wireless docking specification, which aims to revolutionize wireless networking by enabling a broad range of advanced uses, including wireless docking and connection to displays between personal computers, consumer electronics and PC, CE, handheld devices, it explained. It also recently hosted the first ever interoperability test event, and received ITU-R recognition.

“A major player such as Huawei coming on board is testament to the potential and industry momentum now behind WiGig Alliance and its technology,” said WiGig Alliance president and chairman, Dr. Ali Sadri. “Development is gaining pace and soon WiGig will become the world’s most important short-range wireless technology, and a shake up for the industry.”

More plugfests are scheduled throughout this year with first release of certified WiGig products scheduled for early 2013.