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May 15, 2012 by

Apple rebrands iPad 4G as 'Wi-Fi + Cellular' for UK

Apple has removed all references to '4G' data speeds on its new iPad following a similar move in Australia.The company told ZDNet UK in a statement that it had removed references to 4G connectivity to simplify customers' understanding of the product, as different countries use different terms for wireless standards.

March 29, 2012 by

iPad '4G' attracts advertising regulator's attention in UK

The Advertising Standards Authority has confirmed that it is looking into complaints about the new iPad's 4G claim as the device will not work on UK operators' networks when the service is offered in the future.The new Apple iPad is billed as being 4G capable but it will not support LTE 4G standards used in some countries, including the UK, as it operates on different frequencies.

February 10, 2012 by

Google defends stance on FRAND patent terms

Google will not offer Motorola's standards-essential patents on unreasonable or discriminatory terms, the company has promised the IEEE standards body and the wider mobile industry.Google, which is buying Motorola, made the commitment in a letter to the IEEE on Wednesday, a day after it emerged that Apple had complained over "a lack of consistent adherence" in the mobile industry to the principles of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms for standards-essential patents.

April 5, 2011 by

IEEE body launches cloud standard push

The IEEE Standards Association has launched two working groups to contribute to cloud computing standards.Cloud technologies need to be interoperable to allow businesses to switch between services, IEEE said in a statement on Monday.

December 9, 2010

Give a Few Minutes to the Printer Working Group

The MPSA is asking all members to take a few minutes to complete these surveys and help the PWG support the Managed Print Services Industry. The Printer Working Group is a Program of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO) and its members include most of the major printer manufacturers.

October 24, 2010 by

Aerohive talks up gigabit Wi-Fi

Matthew Gast, Aerohive's director of product management and a standards-setting participant at the Wi-Fi Alliance and the IEEE, tells ZDNet UK what to expect from 802.11ac and 802.11ad

April 27, 2010 by

Can T-Hub-thumping save the landline?

Telstra markets its new T-Hub device as "The Future in a Phone" — but as telcos go fancy in an attempt to stem the exodus of revenues from landline services, customers may be asking a more relevant point: does the home phone even have a future?

April 21, 2010 by

Getting things together on the smart grid networking front

Worth noting that the IEEE P1901 Working Group – which is working on global standards for powerline networking – has given the thumbs-up to the current draft of the standard.A final version of the IEEE 1901 powerline networking standard should be available in the third quarter.


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