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Airgo next-generation Wi-Fi gets global approval

Company's MIMO wireless networking technology gets approval from standards bodies in U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia and EU.

Airgo Networks announced Monday that its multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) wireless networking technology has received regulatory approval from government standards bodies in the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia and the European Union. The approvals mean that products using Airgo technology can be sold in those parts of the world. MIMO has been identified as the technology that the next-generation Wi-Fi standard, 802.11n, will be based on once it is completed about two to three years from now.

Airgo partner Belkin also announced products using MIMO technology and compatible with 802.11a, b, g Wi-Fi standards will be available Monday and globally in the coming weeks. MIMO allows wireless transfer speeds of up to 108 megabits per second.