CTS 258: This Week In Wireless – 802.11-2020
New IEEE-802.11 Standard The IEEE published, on February 26th, a new version of the IEEE 802.11 standards. It is called IEEE-802.11-2020. Did you get your copy yet? Congratulations to the TGmd Task Group on the publication of IEEE 802.11-2020, officially published on 26 February, 2021!— Rick Murphy (@RickMurphyWiTS) February 26, 2021 But take note: 802.11ax didn’t make it to this version – womp womp. You can buy it here if you cannot wait: https://standards.ieee.org/standard/802_11-2020.html Here is the timeline of the 802.11 group: https://www.ieee802.org/11/Reports/802.11_Timelines.htm Wi-Fi Awards They have announced the 2021 winners: 2021 Company Leadership of the Year: Mist Systems, a Juniper CompanyProduct of the Year: Ekahau AnalyzerInnovation of the Year: WLAN PiRookie of the year: Gjermund Raaen2021 Content Contribution of the Year: Rowell DionicioLifetime Achievement Award: Peter Mackenzie Check out all the winners here: https://thewifiawards.com/2021-award-winners For all the award finalists, check them out here: https://thewifiawards.com/award-finalists News from the WLA The Wireless LAN Association published a standardized framework for WLAN standards this week. Here is the link: https://wlanassociation.org/wla-standards-framework/ They are working on 4 standards documents: Red book: DefineBlue book: DesignGrey book: DeployGreen book: Diagnose Validate What are your thoughts? News from the Wi-Fi Alliance The Wi-Fi Alliance has been announcing a few things since the beginning of the year: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage: Wi-Fi Alliance certification problem that improves mobility and allows users to experience more consistent connections while roaming within and across networks by reducing airtime overhead and enabling faster authentication to the selected access point. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage is composed of the following certifications: Wi-Fi 5 or 6PasspointWi-Fi Agile MultibandWi-Fi Optimized Connectivity (the new kid on the block) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Optimized Connectivity: improves mobility and allows users to experience more consistent connections while roaming within and across Wi-Fi® networks, and between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Link: https://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-optimized-connectivity Technical document: https://www.wi-fi.org/downloads-registered-guest/Wi-Fi_Optimized_Connectivity_Specification_v2.0_0.pdf/37256 FILS: Fast Initial Link Setup (802.11ai) OCE: Optimized Connectivity Experience You can use the product finder to see which devices supports it today: https://www.wi-fi.org/product-finder-results?sort_by=company&sort_order=asc&capabilities=1133 Winner of our CWISA Contest Congrats to Brent Bischoff for winning the CWISA voucher! The post CTS 258: This Week In Wireless – 802.11-2020 appeared first on Clear To Send.