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Sprint upgrades five cities to EVDO Rev A

Sprint made a flurry of announcements today saying it has upgraded its Power Vision Network to EV-DO Revision A technology in Boston, Hartford, Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh.

The company said that Power Vision users in upgraded markets should experience "significantly faster average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps (compared with 50-70 kbps of current EV-DO networks)". Sprint also said average download speeds should also increase to "450–800 kbps from 400-700 kbps".

PCTEL Receives Critical Roaming Patent

PCTEL announced today that its fundamental patent covering roaming across different types of wireless networks has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

PCTEL had previously announced that the USPTO had communicated its intention to grant the patent. Official notification was provided on November 7, 2006.

Hawking to produce Z-Wave based products

Hawking Technologies announced today that it has joined the Z-Wave Alliance and plans to use Z-Wave technology in upcoming products. Hawking also said it plans to release a home control product using Z-Wave technology "very soon".

Z-Wave is a proprietary Personal Area Network (PAN) technology developed by Zensys A/S of Denmark. It competes with the Zigbee standard (aka IEEE 802.15.4) for mesh wireless control technology, primarily aimed at home control applications. Z-Wave uses a two-way RF system that operates in the 908MHz band while Zigbee operates in 2.4GHz (global), 915Mhz (Americas) and 868Mhz (Europe) bands.

Singapore wireless freeloader faces three years imprisonment

You better think twice before accessing another person's wireless network in Singapore. 17-year-old Garyl Tan Jia Luo is the first person accused of violating the country's Computer Misuse Act and now faces up to three years imprisonment. Authorities say he used his laptop to access his neighbors wireless access point.

Full Story on TG Daily

Broadcom adds single-chip 11g router

Broadcom today announced a new single-chip Wi-Fi router combining an 802.11g wireless LAN baseband / MAC, 2.4 GHz radio, 10/100 Ethernet switch and MIPS processor.

Newbury Networks unveils infrastructure-agnostic WLAN location appliance

Newbury Networks today introduced what it says is the industry’s first "infrastructure-agnostic" wireless location appliance. The Newbury Location Appliance provides accurate and precise location tracking for thousands of devices over a wireless LAN and enables a host of mobile enterprise applications such as asset tracking, network provisioning, voice and security.

Siemens, Tzero team for UWB multimedia home solution

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Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices today announced an ultra wideband based home multimedia distribution solution developed in conjunction with Tzero Technologies.

Accton and Alvarion join for WiMAX?

DigiTimes today reported that Taiwan-based network-equipment maker Accton Technology reportedly will set up a joint venture with Israel-based Alvarion to develop mobile WiMAX CPE products.

" According to market sources, the planned joint venture will have a registered capital of $4 million initially, with Accton holding a 70% stake in the new company.

Read the full story on DigiTimes.

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