3G Americas has published a useful report on the evolution of mobile wireless technologies, which points out that there is no current technology that meets the requirements of 4G; and which highlights the challenges in extracting ever more bandwidth from wireless systems.
Customer frustration with the plethora and inconvenience of mobile charging devices is so great that they will be prepared to pay $US4.3b by 2014 for wireless charging devices, according to market research firm In-Stat
The IEEE has ratified a new ethernet standard covering operation at both 40Gbps and 100Gbps; it is the first to specify two different speeds.
The G.hn standard for wired home networks has been approved by the Telecommunication Union's Telecommunications sector (ITU-T), and is being touted as "the one global standard" but it faces competition from others.
The ITU has set up a new focus group on cloud computing "to enable a global cloud computing ecosystem where interoperability facilitates secure information exchange across platforms."
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UNESCO have set up a 30 member commission, which includes Australia's communications minister, Stephen Conroy, to accelerate broadband rollout around the world and promote a wide range of applications.
The WiMAX Forum has announced plans to bring forward feature upgrades to the mobile WiMAX standard that will improve throughput, particularly at the fringes of cell sites.
The Australian Government says it has in place a number of initiatives to address the issue of high, and often opaque, charges for international mobile roaming, but it has stopped short of seeking either bilateral or multilateral regulation, despite a parliamentary enquiry calling on it to do so, and despite the OECD suggesting that regulation is the only solution.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is setting up two new focus groups - one to look at cloud computing and one at smart grids - to identify what future telecommunications standards might be needed to support these technologies.
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