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Knives, Guns, Explosives and MiFi units banned from London 2012 Olympics

I had a note in from the team at Tep Wireless who — like me — are a little bit surprised to find that WiFi and 3G hub devices are banned from any Olympic events and venues. Here’s the actual PDF highlighting all the banned elements. This is rather silly, I think. Because if you’re […]

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Boingo: Are there any better WiFi roaming alternatives?

I had the following note in from Boingo tonight. If you haven’t come across them, Boingo is the world’s largest network of WiFi hotspots. I use them regularly, especially when I’m abroad. They’re great with airports, hotels, coffee shops and so on. I particularly like the way their laptop software automatically logs you in — […]

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Ben Wilson of Xirrus: Delivering WiFi For 10,000 Delegates

It’s time now for the second in the series of posts from our panel of industry experts discussing how to deliver brilliant WiFi services for 10,000 delegates at a conference/event.  (Do check the series introduction for the details). Today’s industry expert is Ben Wilson, UK Country Manager for Xirrus, the leader in high performance WiFi equipment […]

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Scott Reeves of Ruckus Wireless: Delivering WiFi For 10,000 Delegates

I’m delighted to publish the first response from our panel of industry experts on the subject of delivering brilliant WiFi for 10,000 delegates.  (Do check the series introduction for the details). Today’s industry expert is Scott Reeves, Technical Director, EMEA, for Ruckus Wireless.  That’s him above. Scott knows a thing or two about WiFi. He has […]

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Mobile Monday Silicon Valley rocked

May 4, 2009 6:31 pm to 10:31 pm Mobile Monday Silicon Valley was fantastic this evening. There was a huge turnout on an uncharacteristically rainy San Francisco evening for the Location-Aware app demo evening. Skyhook Wireless kindly underwrote the bar and gave a pitch at the beginning of the series of presentations, outlining their rather excellent range of location services available to mobile developers

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Heading to MobileTron on Thursday

May 7, 2009 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Mobile Tron is Matthew Bennett’s inaugural mobile event for San Francisco and it’s taking place this Thursday at a rather swish design gallery art space (”Receiver Design”). The Facebook event is here and you’re welcome to come along if you’re into mobile and you’ve got something to say. I’m taking the camera equipment along so if you’d like to get on camera for Mobile Developer TV (the launch is coming shortly), come along

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RCR Wireless — intelligence on all things wireless — closed today

Goodness me. I was about to write a shocking you-will-not-believe-it piece about the RCR Wireless coverage of SpinVox. I got their newsletter this afternoon and saw red when they took their hatchet to the voicemail-to-text service. I think the fundamentally misunderstood the point of SpinVox, commenting that it often spells transcribed words incorrectly and isn’t […]

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Marketplace: SmartCam – uses bluetooth to turn mobiles into wireless webcams

The inaugural marketplace entry is from Ionut, a regular Mobile Industry Review reader who’s a big fan of our MIR Shows. We’ll have more for you soon Ionut. Ionut is looking to monetise the mobile application he developed. It’s called SmartCam and it turns a mobile phone with wifi/bluetooth and camera into a wireless PC […]

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Mobile broadband wireless routers come to T-Mobile

Hitting the stores this week is T-Mobile’s answer to 3’s wireless broadband mobile router, the mouth full that is the Mobile Broadband Share Dock It works the same way as 3’s Huawei D100 Router, only with a less catchy name. The Share Dock plugs into their mobile broadband dongle, then enables surrounding devices to have […]

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Google’s wireless vision

Interesting to read about Google’s wireless vision. They see an open wireless future where your mobile device or smartphone will use the best available wireless connection, based on a combination of price and availability. Devices will no longer be tethered to one network. This would include 3G, GSM, WiFi, WIMAX, LTE and anything else that […]

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Are operators blocking free US mobile broadband?

Over in the US, there’s an interesting plan brewing. The Federal Communications Commission is planning to auction a piece of spectrum off under the proviso that the winner of the auction has to offer a free wireless internet service with part of the spectrum. Operators, it seems, have been dragging their feet and causing delays, […]

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LTE networks hit 250Mbps

NTT DoCoMo has been pushing ahead with boosting network speeds: the Japanese operator says it has notched up a downlink transmission rate of 250Mbps over an outdoor LTE test network. DoCoMo is now working on testing handover from one base station to another, and how LTE performs in both indoor and outdoor environments, carrying out […]