Archive for March, 2005

Cell Data on a Single Channel

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2005

Orange, a large cellular carrier in Europe and subsidiary of France Telecom, has begun a technical and marketing trial of the IPWireless UMTS TDD (TD-CDMA) system, in Lille, France. It will be used to test enterprise high data rate services. The IPWireless system uses UMTS (cellular) frequency, but instead of a paired band (FDD) it […]

WiMax Catchup

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2005

Nancy Gohring, editor of WiMaxNetNews reports on a couple of new pre-WiMax installations. The first is Golden Wireless in Petersburg, Russia. The network uses AirSpan 4020 units which are based on CDMA technology and operate at 3.5 GHz. The second is AfriConnect in Zambia. They are offering a fixed broadband wireless service using NextNet gear […]

Mesh Standardization

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2005

Unstrung reports that progress on the new IEEE standard for mesh networking — dubbed IEEE 802.11s — is now well underway. Wireless LAN Standards 802.11 The original WLAN Standard. Supports 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps. 802.11a High speed WLAN standard for 5 GHz band. Supports 54 Mbps. 802.11b WLAN standard for 2.4 GHz band. Supports […]

WiMax Over Hyped?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2005

Here’s a story that exclaims WiMax is over hyped in TV Technology. This “news” has all the novelty of “dog bites man”. But WiMax (or more precisely “pre-WiMax”), is not all hype. The technology is delivering real-world solutions. Today. No, WiMax won’t deliver ubiquitous communications (like cellular) overnight. Celluar providers have spent decades building up […]

Security Products

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2005

Do it yourself security like WEP and WPA-Personal doesn t cut it in today s world. A better solution is 802.1x (and 802.11i), where the data between your device, the access point and server is encrypted all the way and authenticated both ways. It prevents exploitations like “the evil twin” where hackers disrupt a legitimate […]

Freedom To Connect

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 30th, 2005

Steve Stroh is attending the Freedom To Connect, David Isenberg’s conference March 30 and 31 in Washington DC. F2C is dedicated to the proposition that strong networks build strong democracies. At F2C, communications policy wonks meet networking geeks and discuss network economics, applications, construction and operation. Stroh says the Isenberg conferences is like taking the […]