Intel will introduce a tri-mode Wi-Fi chip that supports 802.11b, 802.11g and the lesser used 802.11a in a move that should help to reduce network traffic jams.

Wireless networks have popped up in homes, businesses and public places, and all sorts of other locations in recent times, leading to concerns about traffic jams. 802.11a can accommodate more network traffic at similar or greater speeds without interfering with microwaves and cordless phones, however it is very unpopular. Intel's move way well help to change that and properly exploit this technology to help deal with performance problems.