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Wi-Max’s Future: Boom or Bust?

Wireless Wide Area Networks (WANs) have so far garnered only niche acceptance: They are used in rural areas where wired telecommunications services are not available and in select instances where companies deem them less expensive than other options, like T1 lines. Wi-Max, short for "Worldwide Inter...

Patent Fight Pits Former Wireless, RFID Partners

While they worked closely together in the past to provide cutting-edge wireless, bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, U.S. companies Symbol and Intermec are now locked in a widening patent battle that some fear could hamper the progress of RFID. Holtsville, New York-based S...

Wireless LANs Gain Popularity Despite Risks

Corporations often need more wide area network (WAN) bandwidth but are deterred by its high cost and slow speed. Pricing for these lines runs from hundreds to thousands of dollars per month, and typically the links deliver 1.5 Mbps of throughput. Now a small but growing number of firms are opting to...

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The Courtship of Video and Wireless Networks Has Begun

One would not call them intimate at this stage, but certainly the mutual interest between wireless LANs and video applications is growing. Companies and consumers have deployed a growing number of WLANs to support a variety of data applications, such as electronic mail and Web browsing. Users are st...

Intel, Proxim Deliver WiMAX Products

Intel, the world's largest chip maker and Proxim, a major wireless networking equipment maker, said on Thursday they will join hands in delivering WiMAX solutions for fixed and portable broadband wireless access. Intel said the agreement includes the development of base station and subscriber unit a...

Intel and Proxim Partner on WiMax

Intel and Proxim today announced a collaboration to develop WiMAX technologies for portable broadband wireless access. The agreement includes the development of base station and subscriber unit access points that deliver wireless access for data, voice and video services. WiMAX, known also as IEEE 8...

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