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Survivor's Guide to 2005: What's Hot and Not in '05?

What standards, technologies and initiatives will be hits or misses this coming year? NWC Editors tell you what's In--and what's Out!

Infrastructure

IN   OUT
  • Augmented Cat 6
  • Standards-based PoE
  • UPSs
  • VPLS
  • NAT
 
  • Cat 7
  • Proprietary PoE
  • Network power outages
  • Frame relay
  • IPv6

Mobile and Wireless

IN   OUT
  • Embedded multiband Wi-Fi
  • 3G wireless IP packet data

  • IEEE 802.16/WiMAX
  • multipoint fixed wireless
  • Smartphones