'The Innovation Journey of Wi-Fi: The Road to Global Success involves almost a score of contributors, including many influential voices in the Wi-Fi world … Virtually every chapter combines anecdotes, analysis, and lessons. This is the book's biggest strength. Many of these stories had never before been put into print, and many of the lessons are novel … It collects and preserves several great ideas, stitching them together in one place. That makes the gems accessible, turning them into something very useful for many readers. It should become a focal point for all subsequent developments.' Shane Greenstein, Computing Now
'… a thoughtful, theoretically informed account that ranges from technological roadblocks to critical government policy decisions, the vital role of standards-setting committees, and numerous success stories of grassroots Wi-Fi networks in Europe. Unusual in an edited volume, the style is consistently clear throughout … there is enough in this work to please technologists, historians, business and economics specialists, and the general reader who wants to know where Wi-Fi came from. Summing up: highly recommended.' Choice
Wi-Fi has become the preferred means for connecting to the internet - at home, in the office, in hotels and at airports. This book explains the development of this technology through first-hand accounts by industry practitioners and reflects on implications for government policy and firm strategy.