Sierra Wireless to offer HSDPA, EV-DO Rev A via USB

Not a day's passed after we caught word of Sprint's launch of Novatel's S720 PC Card do we hear that Sierra Wireless has a proverbial one-two punch of WWAN modems up its sleeve, this time of the USB variety.

Sharp announces tiny wireless LAN module with record low power consumption

Sharp recently announced that it has developed what it claims is the smallest wireless LAN module for portable devices with the lowest electricity consumption ever.

Mozilla delays Firefox 2.0 until October

Microsoft isn't the only one running into snags getting new releases out the door. Mozilla said this week it is pushing back the launch of Firefox 2.0 until mid-to-late October, with Beta 2 now slated to debut 23 August.

Network equipment makers confident about pre-n demand despite possible delay in 802.11n approval

Although the approval of the 802.11n standard may be further delayed until 2008, Taiwan's network equipment makers are not worried that demand for pre-n products during the Christmas season will be weak, according to industry sources.

IEEE slogs through thousands of 802.11n draft comments

A second draft of the proposed IEEE standard for 100+Mbps wireless LANs is being pushed back several months.

Alpha Networks ready to produce Google Talk-enabled Wi-Fi phones

Taiwan-based Alpha Networks is ready to mass produce Google Talk-enabled WiFi phones, with commercial production set to begin in accordance with clients' product roadmaps, according to company CTO Tim Kang.

Accton to start volume shipments of Skype Wi-Fi phones in August

Taiwan-based Accton Technology is expected to begin volume shipments of its Skype-enabled Wi-Fi phones to two of its subsidiaries, Edge-Core and SMC Networks, as well as US-based Belkin in August, according to sources at Accton.

Yahoo, Symantec unveil Internet security service

Yahoo and Symantec unveiled a joint consumer Internet security service on Monday that will help the two companies compete against major rivals such as Google and Microsoft.

Skype protocol cracked?

A Chinese company claims to have reverse-engineered the Skype protocol, allowing it to place calls over Skype's VoIP network.

Prices for pre-N devices get slashed by over 20%

Leading vendors of consumer networking devices in the US have recently lowered their prices for related pre-N (draft 802.11n) products, with the prices for a majority of items slashed over 20%, according to market sources.

Motorola to roll out mobile Wimax solutions in 2007

Motorola plans to start volume production of mobile Wimax (802.16e) solutions, including network infrastructure and data cards, in 2007, with the company likely to cooperate with Taiwan-based makers to develop terminal-end products, according to Fang Yuan, technology director for the networking and business communications unit of Motorola Greater China.

Intel to begin volume production of Rosedale 2 and Ofer-R WiMAX chips by year-end 2006

Intel is set to begin volume production of its second-generation WiMAX chips, the Rosedale 2 as well as its WiFi/WiMAX dual mode chip, the Ofer-R, by the end of this year, according to market sources who are familiar with Intel's roadmap.

Netgear Wi-Fi phone launch to be delayed until mid-July

The first Wi-Fi phone developed by network product maker Netgear and certified by VoIP provider Skype is expected to hit the market on 15 July.

Taipei boasts largest Wi-Fi network in the world

Taipei City mayor Ying-jeou Ma recently highlighted achievements the city has made in establishing an information infrastructure by pointing out that Taipei received the "2006 Intelligent Community of the Year" award on June 9 from the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) in addition to recently being declared as having the "world's largest Wi-Fi network" by US-based JiWire, a global Wi-Fi hotspot authority.