It's already been five years since 802.11n arrived, although back then in its draft standard and things have progressed slowly since then, although some 450Mbps hardware started to show up last year. This year looks set to be the launch for the 802.11ac standard, also known as 5G WiFi which promises Gigabit speeds, better coverage, improved reliability and lower power usage and Broadcom looks set to be one of the first chip makers for the new standard.

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Broadcom launches its first 802.11ac Gigabit 5G WiFi chips