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  • Intel sees 2012 deployment for mobile WiMax Release 2

    Chip giant Intel, a major backer of the movement to provide mobile WiMax wireless broadband to Internet users around the world, expects the next major release of the technology to be deployed starting in 2012, an executive said Tuesday.

  • Spence out as Unwired CEO

    Unwired CEO David Spence has stepped down from his responsibilities after six years at the helm of the ISP.

  • Moko.Mobi turns down investment offer

    Mobile services company MOKO.mobi Limited (ASX:MKB) has flagged that it is no longer pursuing “a particularly significant corporate transaction.”

  • Sony to launch first TransferJet devices this week

    Sony will launch the first laptop containing the new TransferJet short-range wireless system on Saturday. Sony hopes TransferJet will replace cables for shifting data between gadgets, but the technology's success will depend on its use in products from the big-name consumer electronics companies that have pledged to support it.

  • Broadband booms in the Naughties

    Global Internet access has exploded over the last decade from about 350 million to 1.6 billion, according to new research. More than a third of Internet users worldwide will connect via broadband, according to a BuddeComm report. About 500 million people will be on fixed-line technologies by year’s end. Almost two-thirds of users will subscribe to DSL connections, about 20 per cent via cable modem and only 10 to 15 per cent will use fibre.

  • Users shun fixed line, flock to 3G

    Adoption and use of 3G networks and wireless broadband exploded last year as consumers flocked to grab the latest Internet-ready mobile, according to new research.

  • Philadelphia plans to buy its Wi-Fi network

    The city of Philadelphia plans to buy a controversial Wi-Fi network that was built by EarthLink in 2006 but sold only two years later as the struggling ISP pulled out of the municipal wireless business.