The quality of service (QoS) standard for improving voice, streaming data is out the door: The news that it was approved for publication in late September seems to have eluded most of us who cover the industry. A subset of 802.11e has already been released by the Wi-Fi Alliance as Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM), a set of extensions that helped voice applications. The full specification defines four queues that determine packet priority. The article quotes a SpectraLink executive who says the default priority is voice, video, best-effort, and background. Devices transmitting packets must mark the packets with this priority information.