The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has a committee which promotes standards for computer networks called IEEE 802. Of this group, there are 12 sub-groups which break computer networks into different areas. One of these is the 802.11 group which manages the standards for the wireless network and Wi-Fi certifications.
As wireless technology changes and improves, the 802.11 group works to develop the standards which allow our Wi-Fi devices to be faster and more reliable. This can be due to more frequencies being allowed to be used for Wi-Fi, better algorithms for transferring data, more concurrent data streams,