After many ups and downs, the Chinese-sponsored WAPI (Wireless LAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure) standard has seen a new twist–it has finally been acknowledged by the International Standardization Organization during the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6 session.

WAPI will be pushed within ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6 along with America's IEEE 802.11i, and WAPI will be put on the agenda of the SC 6 WG1 meeting scheduled for February 2005.

Local reports say that the Chinese delegation successfully made their bid by forcing the US side to issue a statement that both WAPI and 802.11i can be deployed together.

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