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WLAN, A-GPS Chipset Markets to Boom: Report

8/16/2006
The wireless local area network (WLAN) and assisted global positioning system (A-GPS) chipsets market is set for rapid growth, according to a report by market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Sprint Nextel Moves into 4G with WiMAX

8/16/2006
In a highly anticipated move, Sprint Nextel has announced that WiMAX will be its technology choice for its 4G network , which will provide Internet access to a variety of mobile devices at speeds comparable to that of a DSL connection.

Could Muni Fiber KO Muni Wi-Fi?

8/9/2006
Berkeley city council in California has become the latest city to examine municipal ownership of "the last mile", a move which could deal the latest blow to the stalling Municipal Wi-Fi movement.

LBS Adds Heavyweight Functionality To Mobile Phones

8/9/2006
Given the growing popularity of device convergence, it's no surprise that a number of manufacturers and carriers are busily searching for the best way to combine numerous capabilities without detracting from the overall functionality of a device.

FCC Pushes For Broadband Over Power Lines

8/9/2006
If broadband over power lines, or BPL, takes off, then more Americans, particularly in rural and underserved areas, will be able to plug into high-speed Internet access, and markets dominated by cable and DSL (digital subscriber line) should be forced to lower consumers' bills, members of the Federal Communications Commission said at their monthly meeting here.

Researchers: E-Passports Pose Security Risk

8/9/2006
At a pair of security conferences here, researchers demonstrated that passports equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can be cloned with a laptop equipped with a $200 RFID reader and a similarly inexpensive smart card writer.

IBM to Sell New Computers to Businesses

8/2/2006
IBM, the world's largest technology services company, on Tuesday is announcing new server computers giving businesses access to computing power typically used by universities and large corporations.
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