Your article on WLAN implementations in India in the
September 2002 issue was very interesting and insightful.
What is the maximum bandwidth WLAN can offer to users?
It seems current WLAN systems can't offer more than
Thank you for appreciating the article. 802.11b is the
most popular WLAN standard at present. You can expect
802.11a, which has been developed by IEEE as the next
generation of enterprise-class WLANs. It provides greater
scalability, better interference immunity, and higher
speed than the current technologies. It also allows
higher bandwidth applications to be run simultaneously
and supports more users.
Devices utilizing 802.11a
are required to support speeds of 6, 12, and 24 Mbps.
Optional speeds can go up to 54 Mbps.
Other standards in the pipeline are:
- 802.11e - It adds QoS
features and multimedia support to the existing 802.11b
and 802.11a wireless standards, while maintaining
full backward compatibility with these standards.
- 802.11i - This specification
is currently under consideration. It features security
and mobility enhancements to the existing standards.
- 802.11f - This specification
is also under consideration. It involves the IAPP
(Inter Access Point Protocol) task group.
I read with great interest the article in the September
2002 issue called 'ICICI Centralizes Applications.'
The case interests me from the perspective of business
system design as well as its impact on working of people.
I will be grateful if you could send me more details
of your discussion with Manoj Kunkalienkar, of ICICI
Infotech. It may be the copy of the entire discussion.
Dr. Shiri Ahuja,
Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, New
Dear Dr. Shiri Ahuja,
Thank you for writing to me. It's nice to see that the
case has been of interest to you. If you have specific
queries regarding the case, you can mail them to me.
And I will be glad to forward it to Manoj Kunkalienkar,
who can get back to you on them.
Congratulations for the article on 'Software Licensing'
in the September 2002 issue. I found the information
quite valuable and would like to know a little more
about the technical issues involved and how it is implemented.
Prasad Laxman Jambotkar,
Seacom Solutions (India) Ltd.
Dear Prasad Jambotkar,
I think it is important to understand all the minute
details of a software contract. And for this you need
to engage in a dialogue with packaged and custom software
vendors to understand the terms of their respective
software contracts.The technicalities for software licenses
vary between software vendors, as each have their own
terms and conditions in the software contract.