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News | 08/25/2005 4:00 am EDT

Wi-Fi to lead in new home deployments: In-Stat
New research from In-Stat suggests that new home computer networks will be dominated by wireless local area network technology. The 640 consumers who responded to the survey said they are more likely to use the wireless home network for data-networking applications as opposed to consumer electronics applications. This presents a challenge for consumer electronics vendors, says In-Stat, in that they will have to overcome the perception that Wi-Fi is predominately used for data-centric applications. "The challenges that Wi-Fi faces, in terms of range, bandwidth, security, and quality of service, are being addressed by new standards that have either recently been ratified or are set to be ratified over the next several years," reads a market alert.

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