Information Technology

Gartner Glossary


The provisional name for a 60 GHz in-room wireless technology which is being developed by a group of companies known as the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WGA). The goals of WGA are to develop and promote a technology capable of short-range transmission at speeds of at least 1 Gbps at 10 meters range; the Alliance envisages that some implementations will exceed 6 Gbps. WiGig is intended to be a general-purpose standard which will be used for a wide range of devices including PCs, handheld equipment and consumer electronics. Potential applications include media streaming, PC docking, general-purpose networking and file transfer.

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