Friday, April 9, 2010

IEEE 1901 Sponsor Ballot Approved

The results are back from the IEEE 1901 Sponsor Ballot--the last step in the IEEE's Byzantine standardization process. Over 80% of the voters approved the new 1901 powerline standard. This means that the IEEE has learned from the 802.11n slow motion 5 year train wreck, and 1901 will be completed this year.

There are a few hundreds of comments, but almost all from yes voters; dotting the i's and crossing the t's. The no voters who have been trying to slow down the 1901 process seems to have run out of energy or more likely money.

HAN Fan has been told that the final standard will now be approved in the fall of this year. The first and only powerline standard with working products from multi-vendors--let the home networking revolution begin.

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