Cisco Invests in Wilocity to Speed Enterprise WiFi

Cisco invests in the 802.11ad chipmaker in order to increase the performance and capacity of wireless networking in the enterprise.

Sarah Reedy

November 6, 2013

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Cisco has taken a minority investment in the Israeli chipmaker Wilocity with the goal of speeding up enterprise adoption of the latest and fastest generation of WiFi, 802.11ad.

The Wi-Fi Alliance and others have been working on certifying devices for the latest generation of WiFi for more than two years, but the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) just finalized 802.11ad, also called WiGig, in January. 

Since then, Wilocity has emerged as a leader in the space in developing 60GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets that can run on tri-band WiFi. Intel Corp.(Nasdaq: INTC) is the other big name working on it, but Wilocity already has products up and running and is expanding its ecosystem.

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