Source: Un strung
SUGAR LAND, Texas -- In order to serve the needs of the burgeoning market for wideband fiber optic repeaters for the wireless communications industry, Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI) today announced a new line of 1550-nm analog lasers.
Atlanta, Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Cingular Wireless, facing slower customer growth, wants to acquire or merge with a rival to reduce costs of operating in markets where the second-biggest U.S. mobile-phone company doesn't have its own network.
Source: USA TODAY
Satellite system Teledesic, one of the most ambitious technology projects ever, is all but dead.
Teledesic announced Wednesday it is suspending work with Italian manufacturer Alenia Spazio, which was to build the system's satellites.
Teledesic co-CEO Craig McCaw blames the "unprecedented" crash of the telecommunications industry and financial markets. He says current conditions make it impossible to build a financially viable system.
Source: Security Focus
Is wireless Java at risk from malicious code attack? The answer appears to be no - for vanilla Java 2 Micro Edition (Java 2 ME). But vendors' proprietary extensions are more problematic, according to Markus Schmall, of T-Mobile. He recently conducted a study of the security of Java 2 ME, using tests on a Siemens SL45 phone.
Communications equipment maker Proxim became the latest company to sell high-powered Wi-Fi networks that travel long distances, essentially providing buyers with an "ISP in a box," the company's Chief Executive, Jonathan Zakin, said this week.
These versions of wireless networks using the Wi-Fi, or 802.11b, standard create a wireless zone of up to 12 miles long, far beyond the usual 300-foot-radius range that Wi-Fi typically achieves, Zakin said.