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Ethertronics RF WiFi beamsteering could kill fixed home networks

Veteran US antenna team Ethertronics has brought out what it describes as an active antenna system, which can offer beam steering for WiFi. The system sits in either the client end of WiFi to stimulate the return path or in an Access Point and will work with any WiFi chip architecture and boost performance by between 15% and 45%. The chips are already on trial inside numerous handsets, tablets and laptops, as well as in set-tops, HDMI video dongles and WiFi access points, among tier 1 US operators, both cellular and video operators. They could be the difference between some of these pay TV providers shifting lock, stock and barrel to wireless-only home gateways. If this is one of the…

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