Author Archives: Wayne Slavin

A Word To The Wise On WiMax

Marty Cooper, who invented the cell phone three decades ago, is disappointed it’s taking so long for the same kind of mobility to reach the PC. Via []Continue Reading

Wireless To Organize–And Maybe Save–Lives

Forget mobile music and video. Wireless may end up running your life, including the ability to automatically get a call when elderly relative needs help. Via []Continue Reading

Bath To Become UK’s First Wireless City

An experiment by Bath & North East Somerset Council and the University of Bath will see the city flooded with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other radio technologies to assess future applications for residents and tourists. Via []Continue Reading

BT To Develop Global Wi-Fi

BT wants to build a global wi-fi network to enable customers to make cheap mobile calls routed over the internet anywhere in the world. Via []Continue Reading

MetroFi’s Free Wi-Fi Is A Pretty Good Deal

My friends Chuck and Penny, who live down the street from me in Cupertino, have won the free WiFi lottery. Via []Continue Reading

The City Of London To Get Wi-Fi

The City of London Corporation has announced plans to install a dense and comprehensive Wi-Fi internet network throughout London’s Square Mile in partnership with The Cloud, Europe’s largest Wi-Fi network, which will install and manage the project. Via []Continue Reading

Big Players ‘Extremely Interested’ In Boston Wi-Fi

A report says Earthlink, Google, and HP are ‘extremely interested’ in partnering with Boston city officials to build a municipal Wi-Fi network. Via []Continue Reading

Chicago Gears Up For Citywide Wi-Fi, Joining Nationwide Push

The nationwide rush to go wireless appears poised to extend to its biggest city yet. Via []Continue Reading

Paging (And Tracking) Dr. Wi-Fi

While much of the wireless tradeshow focus this week was on voice at the 3GSM World Congress in Spain this week, there was an awful lot of wireless going on in San Diego this week as well at the HIMSS06 Annual Conference & Exhibition put on by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. ViaContinue Reading

Mobile Operators Set Sights On Last Frontier

Anyone who considers travel to remote parts of the globe or in a plane as a refuge from mobile phone calls should enjoy it while it lasts, because areas until now out of reach are set to get connected. Via []Continue Reading

Handset Eases Roaming Between Wi-Fi And GSM

New handset technologies, fixed-mobile convergence, and mobile messaging were the focus of the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. Via []Continue Reading

Don’t Tax Municipal Wi-Fi

President Bush has established the important goal of achieving universal broadband availability for all Americans by 2007. Yet, in a little-noticed portion of its budget, the Administration urges Congress to enact a new tax, euphemistically described as a “user fee” on unauctioned spectrum licenses that give holders the right to transmit radio signals. It isContinue Reading

Big Apple Wi-Fi… When?

Beleaguered proponents of a citywide Wi-Fi network in New York City are desperately trying to make a meal of the thin crust Mayor Michael Bloomberg threw them recently when he reversed his previous position and supported the formation of a task force to look into the idea. Via []Continue Reading

Nanoradio Launches Wi-Fi Chipset

Swedish fabless wireless provider Nanoradio AB today announced the launch of its first generation Wi-Fi chipset solution, NRX700, aimed at the portable electronic device market. Via []Continue Reading

Newbury, Senforce Release Wi-Fi Security Suite

Newbury Networks Inc., and Senforce Technologies, Inc. have integrated their wireless security products to allow organizations to manage Wi-Fi security policies throughout their networks. Via []Continue Reading