The turn of the century saw some preliminary commercial rollouts of 802.11b wireless LANs. At the time, IDC predicted a compound annual growth rate of 51 per cent for the wireless LAN market, but with the IT sector still extricating itself from the tech wreck, Y2K and the GST updates, it was slow going.
No one was spending money on anything unless the business case was watertight and wireless didn't rate a mention.
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