Stories by Peter Judge

  • New Androids march into view

    New vendors are lining up to deliver an Android phone in 2009, while Google is planning an update to the software -- and gave around 18000 of the first-generation phones to its staff as a Christmas present.

  • Analyst: WiMax market will decline in 2009

    The market for WiMax is predicted to decline in 2009, as mobile WiMax is hit both by the economic squeeze and competition from the LTE standard for 4G networks, according to an analyst report.

  • Meru looks to make Wi-Fi as reliable as Ethernet

    On Monday, Meru Networks announced virtual ports, a technology designed to make Wi-Fi networks as reliable as wired Ethernet. IDG News Service interviewed the CEO of Meru, Ihab Abu-Hakima, on a visit to London.

  • Huawei to launch Android and Symbian smartphones next year

    Chinese network company Huawei Technologies is planning to launch smartphones based on the Android and Symbian operating systems in the first half of 2009, according to James Chen, director of marketing for the company's terminals division. It will also launch a new embedded 3G module at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress this month, he said.

  • IEEE considers Gigabit Wi-Fi

    The IEEE is considering two possible technologies which could take Wi-Fi to Gigabit speeds by 2012 - even though the standards body won't finally publish the 802.11n fast Wi-Fi specification until November 2009.

  • Ruckus takes its WLANs higher

    Ruckus, which makes WLAN switches for small-to-medium businesses, has delivered a larger switch and upgraded its management software, to handle large sites with multiple buildings - entering the territory delivered of rivals such as Cisco and Aruba.

  • How important is the 3GPP femto standard?

    Last week's announcement of a standard for femto cells took a lot of people by surprise. How did it happen so fast, and how important will it be? And are there other issues that might cause problems in future?

  • Femto cells get a surprise standard

    Operators and vendors have agreed a standard which could speed up the arrival of femtocells -- the indoor base stations which are designed to improve coverage of 3G networks indoors by piggy-backing on home and office broadband.

  • Low energy Bluetooth breaks cover

    Bluetooth's low-power variant could be everywhere starting next year, and other low-power networking options had better watch out, say the new standard's backers.

  • Ruckus launches enterprise 802.11n mesh

    Ruckus Wireless has added an enterprise-scale controller to its 802.11n wireless LAN and delivered mesh - which it claims can outperform other vendors' equipment, while only using the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi spectrum.

  • Ruckus does 2.4GHz-only business 802.11n

    Ruckus Wireless has launched enterprise wireless LAN equipment that complies with the emerging 802.11n standard - but is reserving its dual-band equipment for service providers for now.

  • Siemens claims 802.11n power problem cracked

    Siemens is launching a wireless LAN system that it claims can run full 802.11n on normal power over Ethernet, but refuses to divulge how it has managed a trick that is beyond other players including Cisco.