Mobile World Congress: ZTE joins Wireless Gigabit Alliance

By Telecom Lead Team: ZTE has joined the Wireless Gigabit
(WiGig) Alliance as a contributor. Other recent WiGig Alliance
joiners include the latest BOD member Huawei, and Allegro, LGE and Silicon
Image as the contributors.


WiGig technology development is paving the way for
throughput up to 7 Gbits/sec, ten times faster than today’s 802.11n devices. It
will utilize the 60-GHz spectrum, a long way away from the crowded 2.4-GHz and
5-GHz frequencies used by the current generation of 802.11a/b/g/n devices.


We are very pleased to join WiGig Alliance because we
believe WiGig technology has a bright future that will provide a very promising
short-range communication solution for the industry. ZTE has a very broad
product range, from cell-phones and tablets, to conference terminal and set-top
boxes. I think it will be fantastic if WiGig technology can be adopted on all
these products,” said Sun Qingbo, general manger, Standards and Preresearch Department
of ZTE.


In December WiGig Alliance has completed all necessary
components to define the first ever multi-gigabit wireless docking
specification. It also recently hosted the first ever interoperability test
event, and received ITU-R recognitions.


WiGig Alliance continues to gather additional industry
momentum with product developments moving forward at great pace. ZTE will
complement our existing members list in advancing the WiGig technology to new
usages in multi-gigabit communications. I am confident that WiGig will soon
become the world’s most important multi-gigabit wireless technology found in
many products. We are going to see a real shake up for the industry,” said
WiGig Alliance President and Chairman Ali Sadri.


The WiGig Alliance is calling for even more developer
involvement in the creation of the world’s first unified specification for
multi-gigabit wireless docking. Creation and publication of the specification
is set 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.


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