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Hughes Joins Wi-Fi Alliance

By | September 10, 2003

      Hughes Network Systems, a broadband satellite subsidiary of Hughes Electronics [NYSE: GMH], has joined the Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organization formed to certify interoperability of IEEE 802.11 products and to promote Wi-Fi as the global, wireless LAN standard across all market segments. Pradeep Kaul, executive vice president of HNS, said the goals of the Wi-Fi Alliance are “strategically aligned with HNS’ objective of delivering interoperable Wi-Fi Internet access solutions.” Membership in the alliance, which has over 200 members, is open to all companies that support the 802.11 family of standards.

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