Wi-Fi Alliance and Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance have finalized
the agreement defining consolidation of WiGig technology and
certification development in Wi-Fi Alliance.
The process was initiated when the groups announced a Memorandum of
Understanding in December 2012.
Wi-Fi Alliance will continue work begun in WiGig Alliance on
features that extend WiGig capabilities beyond baseline
connectivity, to address a range of applications from
high-definition WiGig Display, to peripheral connectivity and I/O
Consolidation of the activities in Wi-Fi Alliance will deliver
connectivity and application-layer solutions using WiGig
technology. Shortly after the groups announced plans to integrate,
members of both organizations conducted the third WiGig
interoperability testing event. These events will continue
throughout the year and lead to the baseline interoperability
certification program in early 2014.
WiGig technology will soon bring users closer to a future of
wireless connectivity, with WiGig solutions expanding on
traditional Wi-Fi usages. Early 60 GHz implementations based on the
WiGig specifications are entering the market now, and ABI Research
forecasts that by 2016, annual shipments of devices with both Wi-Fi
and WiGig technology will reach 1.8 billion.