WiFi speedbumps in the UK

The Register reports on a potential threat to the UK's new freedom in the 2.4 GHz spectrum. Up until 2weeks ago, 802.11b outdoor or commercial use was prohibited. Now, the Low Power Radio Association is feeling threatened by this, according to their article.

My comments: It's funny, just when I think that the USA has problems with the FCC and its Part 15 rules in the 2.4 GHz spectrum, I'm remineded that there are countries with even less freedom of the airwaves available. I'm also surprised that Wi-Fi itself isn't considered "low-power" - sure, it is lower power than say, Bluetooth, but surely not much less power than alarm circuits or meter-reader radios. Sounds more like an established player is looking to hold onto its turf.