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Broadcom comes third to next gen WiFi – less urgency all round

The first thing you learn as a journalist is that when a company says it has done something for first, it is likely that it is the “last” company to go down that route, so we have to “check” where it is in the pecking order and make that clear. So when Broadcom said this week that it was the First company to have a complete ecosystem of 802.11ax solutions, we went back through archives asking when it had announced it first devices and who else had them. The 802.11ax standard has been delayed and confounded by vote cheats, companies who illegally agree among themselves techniques for an IEEE committee to approve, who then crowd-vote it into the standard. The…

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