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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.

May 15, 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.

March 29, 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.

February 10, 2012 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.

April 5, 2011 by

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.

December 9, 2010

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

October 24, 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.

April 21, 2010 by

Eurocrats face proprietary FUD attack

Maybe open, transparent standards are incompatible with free competition. Maybe open standards are just a tool by which open source aims to destroy innovation. Maybe the last 40 years of innovation within open standards like the Internet Protocol, the World Wide Web, the IEEE 802.11 standards, and the rest never happened either.Maybe it was all just a dream and I'm still writing at CompuServe.

July 9, 2009 by

Support for 40Gb Ethernet standard stalls 100Gb plans

Global standards body the IEEE cannot decide whether the next Ethernet standard will be 40Gb or 100Gb because it's members, which include rival networking vendors such as Cisco and Nortel, are fighting amongst themselves.The Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG) is working on defining the rules for a standard faster than the current limit of 10Gbps.

June 19, 2007 by

Prepare to bifurcate. IEEE scuttles UWB standards effort

Electronic News:The two UWB camps, direct sequence-UWB backer UWB Forum and MultiBand Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing UWB supporter WiMedia Alliance, said in a joint statement today that they will continue to move UWB into the market and concur that, at this stage in UWB market development, “a more prudent course of action is necessary to allow the market to move forward with the commercialization of multiple UWB technologies.".......

January 19, 2006 by

Getting beyond the WiMAX hype

WiMAX (World wide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a standardization process for the IEEE 802.16 Ethernet standards, much like Wi-Fi is the standardization process for the IEEE 802.

July 20, 2005 by

Australian government defends wireless patent

Some of the world's largest IT firms are on a collision course with the Australian government's scientific research arm over a patent for wireless local area networks.Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) was awarded the patent in 1996, which it claims relates to technologies used in several of IEEE wireless standards.

May 18, 2005 by

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