Reading headlines like this one from Wi-Fi Net News (WNN)
or this one from the L.A. Times
might lead you to believe that WiGig (wireless gigabit) is intended to replace our current alphabet soup (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n). But, if you read the
and other information about the proposed technology, descriptions like “working at distances beyond 10 meters” (a bit over 33 feet) and illustrations of use cases makes it clear that it is a short range solution for homes or large rooms. This isn’t to say that it couldn’t replace what we thing of as WiFi today. However, it doesn’t appear to be its (WiGig) current intent. Actually, it looks more like a superfast replacement for what some thought Bluetooth might become.