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May 30, 2006 at 11:13 AM

Another standards clash on the horizon?

The fight over tech standards seems to be heating up again in China, as its wireless standards group has accused a U.S. engineering institute of conspiring to preserve Intel’s domination of wireless encryption.

China is appealing the ISO’s rejection of its WAPI encryption standard in favor of the 802.11i encryption standard developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, based in the U.S. It accused the IEEE of violating ISO rules to mislead the ISO’s voting committee.

China has the world’s largest mobile phone market and is trying to promote its home grown standards for mobile technology and encryption. Last year China dropped demands that companies operating there adopt its WAPI standard, but the issue is resurfacing with a new intensity.

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