Intel announces Bluetooth rival

Wi-fi PAN technology developed

Intel plans to challenge Bluetooth with a new wireless technology called Wi-Fi PAN.

The technology, which was developed by Ozmo Devices, will allow peripherals including wireless headsets, keyboards and mice to be connected to laptops and mobile phones through a standard wi-fi network, removing the need for a separate Bluetooth antenna.

Ozmo Devices says Wi-Fi PAN operates at a similar nine-metre range to Bluetooth but claims data transfer rates are three times faster.

Wi-Fi PAN is expected to be made available to consumers next year.

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