Thursday, November 30, 2006

WiMax in Silicon Valley

Though you might read about WiMax technology companies in the famed Silicon Valley of California, not much seems to be have happened in terms of actual WiMax trials like they seem to in Asia and Africa. There are WiFi trials and systems like the Google WiFi in Mountain View, but nothing similar for WiMax. However, looks like that is about to change. This summer, Caltrain, which is one of the Valley's commuter rail system, conducted some WiMax trials on a 16 mile stretch. Here's a link to the briefing on The companies involved in making this happen were Intel, Nomad Digital, Sensoria Corporation, and Redline Communications.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

IEEE 802.20 - a fresh start

The IEEE 802.20 working group has been revamped and a new chair person has been chosen. This comes after the working group was temporarily suspended earlier this summer. A search is on for the fill the remaining positions. This new group is scheduled to start functioning at the IEEE 802 plenary session to be held during the second week of November in Dallas, Texas.