In order for WiMedia-based products to widely proliferate in the market, requirements must be clearly understood to satisfy worldwide regulatory conditions. This paper conveys a consistent and current representation of the facts related to regulatory status, providing an overall primer on radio regulations by putting WiMedia Radio technology in context with other wireless technologies.

The paper introduces the regulatory approach conducted for overlay-radio technology—such as ultra-wide band (UWB)—with an emphasis on WiMedia Radio’s flexibility, that easily complies with this regulatory approach and the value to WiMedia members.