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Wireless alliance opens Taipei office

Staff writer, with CNA

The chairman of a wireless group said on Tuesday at a ceremony to mark the opening of a Taipei office that the technology it provides would help Taiwan lead a wireless lifestyle.

Taiwan is an important link in the global information and communications technology sector, which is why the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance decided to set up an office in Taipei, alliance chairman Ali Sadri said.

The wireless technology that the alliance provides is faster than that available through Wi-Fi, which is widely used in Taiwan, he said.

For example, the transfer of a high-definition DVD could take 30 minutes via Wi-Fi, but only a few seconds using WiGig.

WiGig technology can be used to connect PCs, tablets, handheld gadgets, peripherals, displays and other devices, he added.

Sadri said that since electronics manufacturers are emphasizing ultra-thin devices such as Ultrabooks or tablet computers, with the reduced number of USB ports possible on such devices, it was a great time for the development of wireless technology.

Established in 2009, members of the WiGig Alliance include Intel Corp, Panasonic Corp and Qualcomm Corp, he said.

Cheng Sheng-ching (鄭聖慶), executive secretary of the Committee of Communications Industry Development under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, said the establishment of a WiGig Taipei office was a “win-win” development.

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