Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wi-Fi Alliance Sees Confusion in Labeling White Spaces as 'Super Wi-Fi"

The Wi-Fi Alliance is expressing concern over the growing use of the terms “Super Wi-Fi�? or “Next Generation Wi-Fi�? to describe wireless broadband access over the unlicensed spectrum known as Television White Spaces.

The Wi-Fi Alliance cautions that recently-announced deployments using terms like “Super Wi-Fi�? are not in fact Wi-Fi, as the technology does not interoperate with the billions of Wi-Fi devices in use today. In a press release, the Wi-Fi Alliance notes that Wi-Fi is its registered trademark and that the term “Super Wi-Fi�? is not an authorized extension of the bran.

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