Issue No. 04 - July/August (2002 vol. 6)
<p>802.11a represents the third generation of wireless networking standards and technology (behind 802.11 and .11b). It was actually approved as a standard earlier than802.11b, but it presented a greater engineering challenge, and was delayed. Advances in technology (Moore?s Law continues to prove true) helped Internet engineers overcome those challenges in a cost-effective manner and prepare the specification for market introduction. The result is the further extension of 802.11 networking capabilities.</p>
S. Kapp, "802.11a: More Bandwidth without the Wires," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 6, no. , pp. 75-79, 2002.