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Archive for November, 2004

Cingular’s 3G Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2004

Cingular Wireless and Lucent Technologies today announced a four-year agreement for nationwide 3G service rollout. The deployment also includes an enhanced version of UMTS technology, called High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), which will ultimately support theoretical maximum peak data speeds of up to 14.4 Megabits per second (Mbps). Beginning in 2005, the new UMTS/HSDPA network […]

Philly Negotiates a Cloud

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2004

The city of Philadelphia and Verizon struck an agreement Tuesday that would allow the city to provide wireless Internet access as a municipal service even if Gov. Ed Rendell signs legislation to give Verizon the power to scuttle the project. It would allow the city to provide city-wide WiFi as a municipal service for a […]

Will 802.20 Challenge WiMax?

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2004

WiMAX, faces challenges from 802.20, according to a paper seen by the INQUIRER. The paper, titled Deploying WiMAX Certified Broadband Wireless Access Systems, written by Cristian Patachia-Sultanoiu and published in the Journal of the Communications Network, examines not only the back end technology of WiMAX but also its relationship within the wider standards sphere. WiMAX, […]

Cisco’s Light Router Tested

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2004

Light Reading, today published the first independent evaluation of the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, the 40-Gbit/s core router platform from Cisco Systems. “This test represented an industry first in terms of the scale of traffic, routes, and service involved,” says Dave Bass, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Data Networks Division. “Agilent’s 40G […]

Low Power WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2004

CommASIC announced commercial availability of its LP1071 and LP1072 integrated circuits (ICs), the industry’s most energy-efficient 802.11a/b/g baseband processors today. The chips are designed specifically for VOIP handsets, wireless PDAs, digital cameras and other high volume portable consumer applications. The chip set draws only 50 mA during active receive mode at 54 Mbps. For end-users, […]

D-Link Automates Office Installs

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2004

D-Link’s new DWL-2210AP 802.11g Access Point is targeting small businesses with self-managing APs, Automated Clustering and Self Provisioning, along with captive portal welcome screens and a built-in RADIUS Lite Server. The AirPremier DWL-2210AP (MSRP $349.99), delivers new adaptive features to automate and simplify configuration, installation, and maintenance. With embedded clustering and self-managing capability, the new […]