Bluetooth Wireless Technology: A milestone in ICT
AbstractThis article summarizes the Bluetooth technology – a type of Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) with emphasis on the pivotal role of Bluetooth enabled devices in ICT. The areas of application of Bluetooth technology, its
security, basic design and architecture, and likely future trends in its applications are also discussed with a view to highlighting its major significance. Bluetooth was compared with other wireless communications technologies specifically Infrared Data Association (IrDA) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi®) showing their dissimilarities and, above all, the advantages of Bluetooth wireless protocol over the other wireless technologies which have made it a topic of discourse in ICT are discussed.