3Com extends wireless LAN strategy

3Com has extended its wireless LAN strategy to include 5 GHz solutions based on the IEEE 802.11a specification.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  December 10, 2001

In response to customer demand, 3Com has extended its wireless LAN strategy to include 5 GHz solutions based on the IEEE 802.11a specification. The company hopes that its products will give businesses the tools need for their bandwidth-hungry applications when the specification becomes available worldwide in mid-2002.

“As standards continue to develop, 3Com is committed to providing customers with secure, high quality wireless LAN solutions,” says Patrick Guay, vice president and general manager, LAN Infrastructure Division, 3Com’s Business Networks Company.

As an active member of the current standards body, 3Com is also planning to address the issues surrounding such networks, for example, enterprise security, affordability, co-existence with 802.11b networks, scalability from 802.11b to higher data bandwidth technologies and 802.11a standards compliance and interoperability testing.

“Our focus is to enable businesses to leverage the new higher speed wireless LAN technology when they need to, and when standards evolve to a level which ensures co-existence with existing wireless LAN technologies such as 802.11b. We will continue to offer differentiated, standards-based offerings in wireless, delivering unprecedented security and performance,” adds Guay.

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