Wireless networks could run 10-times faster than they do now, according to technology groups working on the next standard for wireless networking.

Two technologies, WWise and TGn Sync, are being assessed by the US Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE's 802.11n working group has been looking at ways to improve the data throughput of the wi-fi standard.

The BBC reports that the WWise group can reach speeds of 540mbps by changing with the way wi-fi transmits data, while TGn Sync is aiming for speeds in excess of 500mbps.

The IEEE is expected to make a final decision on the 802.11n standard before 2007.