Category: Wireless Infrastructure

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

Apple exits Wi-Fi game, AirPort routers discontinued after stock sells out

April 27, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

After sitting in silence for years, Apple’s AirPort base station devices will fade away soon. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is officially discontinuing the AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule Wi-Fi routers. The company hasn’t updated any of […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

Treasury cites national security and competition for 5G as risks in Qualcomm-Broadcom tieup

March 6, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

The U.S. government has outlined key concerns about Broadcom’s proposed merger with Qualcomm, including national security and a risk that Qualcomm could lose ground to China in developing 5G wireless network technology. “Qualcomm has become well-known to, and trusted by, […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

Nokia acquires mesh Wi-Fi networking firm Unium

February 26, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Nokia has announced plans to acquire Unium in what may be a key ingredient of the firm’s plans to dominate the home Wi-Fi market. The tech giant announced the acquisition on Sunday as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, enters […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC announces precision upgrade plan for Wireless Emergency Alert system

January 11, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Following requests from emergency management organizations to modernize the Wireless Emergency Alert system, the Federal Communications Commission has announced a plan to do just that. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed on Tuesday planned upgrades to the national alert system, which […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC must upgrade Wireless Emergency Alert system, public safety organizations say

January 9, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The nation’s Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA) needs improvements that are long overdue, according to a coalition of public safety organizations that is pushing for action by the Federal Communications Commission on the issue. In a letter to FCC Chairman […]

Attacks & Breaches, Infrastructure, Security, Wireless Infrastructure

Billions of devices imperiled by new clickless Bluetooth attack

September 12, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Over the past decade, Bluetooth has become almost the default way for billions of devices to exchange data over short distances, allowing PCs and tablets to transfer audio to speakers and phones to zap pictures to nearby computers. Now, researchers […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

Researcher discloses 10 D-Link zero-day router flaws

September 11, 2017

Via: ZDnet

When a zero-day vulnerability becomes public, of which by its nature no patches or fixes are available at the time, one is enough for vendors to come to terms with in order to rapidly devise a solution. D-Link now has […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

How Wireless Charging Could Work on Apple’s iPhone 8

September 8, 2017

Via: Fortune

Apple’s iPhone line is expected to catch up with Android phones in the area of wireless charging this year. That means no more plugging in a cord–the proprietary lightning cord–needed to recharge an iPhone’s battery. Instead, just lay the phone […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

Sprint Strikes Out As Charter Declares ‘No Interest’ In Merger, Reveals Its Own Wireless Plans

August 1, 2017

Via: CRN

Wireless carrier Sprint, which has been publicly on the lookout for merger partners since April, can’t seem to find any takers. Sprint on Friday proposed a full merger with cable giant Charter Communications that would create a media and communications […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

National Science Foundation offers $100 million for wireless research hubs

April 20, 2017

Via: StateScoop

With usability, community engagement and sustainability as key goals, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released an RFP Wednesday asking cities, academia and companies to pitch proposals for a chain of research hubs for wireless solutions. The solicitation is part […]