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The Global Impact Of IEEE's 802 Standards

IEEE’s family of 802 networking standards paved the way for global innovation and connectivity. We invite you to explore how 802 enabled our hyper-connected world and the future of connectivity. Hear from our IEEE Impact Creators involved with the 802 community who are helping to innovate for the future.

Explore IEEE 802's Global Impact

CHANGING THE WORLD WITH CONNECTIVITY

CHANGING THE WORLD WITH CONNECTIVITY

IEEE's 802 networking standards committee was established in 1980 when it was realized that competing technologies would inhibit the growth in the computer and networking industry. Experts in a variety of fields came together with one common goal: ensure that no matter who was producing the technology, it would inter-operate and be more accessible for consumers. As a result, global connectivity expanded in ways we never imagined.

DRIVING INNOVATION WITH QUALITY STANDARDS

DRIVING INNOVATION WITH QUALITY STANDARDS

Thousands of technologists across the globe created IEEE’s 802 family of networking standards from its inception and continue to drive its progress today providing more efficient global communication standardizing our world’s most innovative network technologies.

DRIVING GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

DRIVING GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

The early market successes of products based on the initial 802 networking technical standards helped establish a new world of hyper-connectivity that is accessible, efficient and easy to use for today’s consumer.

ENHANCING MODERN-DAY TECHNOLOGY

ENHANCING MODERN-DAY TECHNOLOGY

As more and more technology comes to the fore, from IoT to autonomous vehicles, the need for ubiquitous connectivity becomes more and more imperative. A driving force behind this connectivity for modern-day technology is IEEE’s family of 802 networking standards.

IMPACTING OUR EVERYDAY LIVES

IMPACTING OUR EVERYDAY LIVES

Networking technologies like Wi-Fi and Ethernet affect us every single day. They have evolved drastically over the last 40 years and will continue to change in the future to keep up with the world’s need for quicker, far-reaching and more efficient connectivity.

THE FUTURE OF THE 802 FAMILY

THE FUTURE OF THE 802 FAMILY

IEEE’s 802 standards committee is well prepared to take on a global society that will be driven by a need for faster and more secure connectivity. From how standards for Wi-Fi and Ethernet will progress new connections for future applications, to how standards evolve in today’s world of cybersecurity risks, IEEE’s 802 standards are ready for it all.