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802.11ad - Just for Home Cinema...Right?

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One of the things I love about Twitter is that once in a while you stumble across something that completely shifts your view of the world. I spotted this little nugget (posted by @wifichef) a couple of days ago, which made me significantly re-assess my view of the application of 802.11ad technology:"A deeper dive in to High Capacity WLANs: http://t.co/L6kcx5oMI9" Expecting another deep dive in to 802.11n high density WLANs (...small cell sizes, using 5GHz, band steering, disabling lower speeds etc.) I clicked through the link to see if I could find any new information. However, I was completely surprised to find myself looking at a whitepaper discussing the merits of 802.11ad! In fact, it actually highlighted the disadvantages of a traditional 'legacy' WiFi network - this had me hooked :)
I must admit that I had dismissed 802.11ad (which uses the 60GHz band) as a niche technology that I'd probably hardly ever see in the Enterprise environments that I tend to work i…