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Chapter 1. Understanding Intel Centrino ... > The Future Is Faster; Wireless Is Ev...

The Future Is Faster; Wireless Is Everywhere

Today s laptops based on Intel Centrino technology offer a better mobile computing experience than ever before. But wireless networking innovation is not over. On the contrary, we are just getting started. Exciting new technologies are on the horizon that will offer even faster networking over longer distances. Here is a brief glimpse into what is coming to mobile computers near you:

  • 802.11n— An extension of existing 802.11 Wi-Fi technology to speeds of 100Mbps.

  • WiMAX— A new technology based on the IEEE 802.16 with speeds of up to 70Mbps over distances of up to 30 miles.

  • 3G (third-generation) CDMA— Cellular wireless data technologies available now in many U.S. metropolitan areas. Speeds vary from 100Kbps to more than 2Mbps depending on the cellular provider.


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