Wi-fi was not taken up universally due to conflicts over standards. This impeded the gradual adoption of the technology. Such a history has provided strong incentives for the industry to agree universal standards to enhance its adoption. New speeds of 1gps and 7gps hold the promise of video streaming and direct communication between all enabled devices.
It is a stepping stone on the way to augmented reality and the 'net of things. Becoming more visible from next year.