Chapter 23. The Role of IEEE Standardization in Next-Generation Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access Developments
Ralph Martinez and Donya He
BAE Systems, Reston, Virginia

23.1. Introduction

IEEE standards have played an important role in the implementation of communications and network systems in the last four decades. IEEE standards for equipment and computers started with interfaces for serial and parallel communications methods. In the early 1980s, the IEEE standards for local area networks (LANs) defined the 802.3 Ethernet specification standards that helped shape the development of the Internet. Multiple technology variants of 802 standards were defined in the next 28 years, including 100 Mbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet, and 802.11 (WiFi) and 802.16 ...

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