'Super Wi-Fi' heading for US campuses
So-called "Super Wi-Fi," a new kind of wireless broadband, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that the technology would become available to hundreds of US colleges and universities.
New rules could kill Net neutrality and the Internet as we've known it
When a lobbyist is named head of the agency that regulates the industry he represented, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised if he acts in the best interests of his former employers.
Answers Sought for U.S. Broadband Decline
A U.S. innovation brain drain, coupled with sloppy government handling of subsidy programs and data collection, have contributed to a decline in the country's broadband standing, technology experts told the Senate Commerce ...
MagicJack's next act: disappearing cell phone fees
(AP) -- The company behind the magicJack, the cheap Internet phone gadget heavily promoted on TV, has made a new version of the device that allows free calls from cell phones in the home.
Fiber-optic speeds achieved over copper lines
Solving the internet capacity crunch: First demonstration of a multicore fiber network
With optical fibre networks gradually approaching their theoretical capacity limits, new types of fibres such as multicore fibres have been at the focus of worldwide research to overcome critical capacity barriers, which ...
US court strikes down 'Net Neutrality' rule (Update)
A US appeals court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a "Net Neutrality" rule that bars broadband Internet providers from blocking or playing favorites for online services.
Wireless World: What women want
Every year U.S. women spend $5 billion on magazines, movies and other lifestyle "content." Now, marketing experts tell UPI's Wireless World, the mobile-phone industry is eyeing the women's market as a new niche, hoping to ...
Double antennas deliver double the signal
Digital TV transmission techniques that deliver most benefit in the worst reception environments have been developed by a consortium of European researchers. The technologies promise to reduce the network infrastructure needed ...
Researchers achieve transmission rates of 107 Gbits per second over a single fiber channel
In cooperation with Micram, the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications (Heinrich-Hertz-Institut) and Eindhoven Technical University, Siemens has successfully tested the network of the future. This involved the 100% electrical ...
Smart phones offer users a way to ditch pricey voice plans
Your monthly cell phone bill is way too expensive. No, it's not the fees or taxes or even text messages that are leaching your wallet. It's your voice plan.
Threats of int'l BlackBerry bans echo US debate
(AP) -- Threats by the governments of India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to shut down BlackBerry's corporate e-mail services reflect unease about a technology that the U.S. government also took ...
Indian broadband market could explode
The telecom world may still be marveling at India's mobile telephony growth, which at 100 million connections has emerged as the fastest growing in the world, but the other scorching growth story in the country's telecom ...
Sharing the air
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the old days, when a new wireless technology came along, it got its own swath of the electromagnetic spectrum: AM radio uses 535 to 1,605 kilohertz, so television got chunks between 54 ...