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Radio' s dangers

Radio' s dangers Typical exposure to low level electromagnetic radiation from WiFi is well below recommended levels , so a year sitting in a classroom near a wireless network is roughly equivalent to 20 minutes calling on a mobile phone. It is worth noting...

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UWB Gets European Approval

UWB Gets European Approval The European Commission approves ultrawideband. The Commission is recommending, in line with the Radio Spectrum Committee, 3.4 to 5 GHz and 6.0 to 8.5 GHz bands for initial deployment, with possible extension to 9GHz later....

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EU: national regulators in question

EU: national regulators in question It is an evidence in Europe, the telecom sector is far from harmonized and competition is uneven across the Union. The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) has released a new report to score 17...

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AT&T-Bellsouth merger in sight

ATT and Bellsouth are trying to get approval to their merger from March 06. Up to now, the five members of the FCC general counsel were split 2 pros and 2 cons, with the fifth, McDowell, refusing to vote for ethical reasons (employment by CLEC CompTel...

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Mobile wrapup

According to The Mobile World, there are now over 2.6bn mobile users in the world, and the number should grow to 2.7bn by the end of the year. Mobile density should currently be just below 40%. Annual net additions should exceed 500m this year. Out of...

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FMC survey

BBDO Consulting unveiled the results of an FMC-market survey. The dual-mode handset is the most recognizable type of FMC service for 75% of respondents, one phone bill ranks second with 34% identification, a home zone rate plan with 27%, etc. 26% of respondents...

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Both GSM and WCDMA

From the beginning, WCDMA was synonym of new frequencies and related new licenses, new infrastructure to be deployed. During the week, a series of announcement has shadowed what was believed as the truth. Siemens has unveiled one base station that can...

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China may license 3G soon

After a period of intense activity, in early 2006, to predict when China can grant 3G licenses, it was very quiet for several months. Rumors are again surfacing, with the announcement made by Wang Xudong, the head of China's telecoms regulator (MII):...

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Alfa to go out CIS

The Russian holding group Alfa and its telecom arm Altimo have made clear that they are seeking telecom partners to expand operations beyond the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The followed strategy is triple: enter more lucrative markets, gained...

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