Uptown Services will offer independent performance evaluations of large-scale Wi-Fi networks: The company consults on municipal networks already, and is in discussions with one city for testing, IDG News Service reports.
The WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) "standard" won't die:WAPI is a homegrown, proprietary encryption and authentication solution developed in part by the Chinese computer industry and in part by military- and government-controlled entities. WAPI has been slapped around by the ISO, in part because China's industry won't publish the spec. Problematic. A few years ago, WAPI was going to be required for all equipment sold in China, but high-level Bush administration negotiation apparently squashed that plan.
Sonic Wall yesterday introduced the Sonic Wall TZ 190, a network security appliance for 3G wireless broadband connections.
Fabless UWB semiconductor company Wiquest Communications today announced that its wireless USB external adapter reference design has been approved by the FCC.
D-Link today announced its Xtreme N line of draft 802.11n wireless products including a router that incorporates "intelligent QoS" and gigabit LAN ports.<
Asustek Computer will begin shipping third-generation (3G) smartphones based on Intel's mobile platform to European telecom service providers including Vodafone and O2 in the fourth quarter of this year, but these will be the last Asustek 3G smartphones based on Intel's platform, according to industry sources.