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Spirent Communications has announced the availability of Spirent TestCenter WLAN test capability, with the highest-performing and most realistic 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation scenarios available on the market today. Spirent TestCenter WLAN is used for functionality and performance testing of Access Points (APs) and end-to-end testing of WLAN ecosystems that include WLAN access controllers and gateways. It emulates a large number of realistic WLAN clients through both in-chassis Ethernet and WLAN test ports. There are more than a dozen applications for Spirent TestCenter WLAN including: Multi-client WLAN network testing Verification of personal and enterprise security Baseline testing for traffic throughput, TCP goodput, forwarding rate and latency performance RFC-style testing with a large number of clients across APs through the ... (more)

We’ll Help You Reduce "Cable Overload" by Using Bluetooth, Says Microsoft

(April 19, 2002) Might Bluetooth at last have reached its "tipping point," the point at which it finally makes it into the hearts and minds of ordinary folks…not to mention their keyboards, mice, and PCs? Yesterday Microsoft announced that the answer to that question may soon be a resounding yes. As part of the MS vision of the fast-emerging "ecosystem" of connected devices, Microsoft Corp chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates has announced that, courtesy of Windows XP, the world of PCs will soon be Bluetooth-enabled. Already in 2002, Gates announced, a USB Bluetooth t... (more)

Cingular Wireless Debuts in New York City

(July 15, 2002) - Cingular Wireless, the second largest wireless carrier in the nation, has begun serving the metro New York City area. Cingular's entry into New York means the wireless carrier is now in all top 10 markets and 43 of the top 50, covering 217 million people in the U.S. Cingular has already had a presence in the region through its Mobitex service for BlackBerry. Last October, Cingular signed a network-sharing agreement with VoiceStream to allow Cingular to offer service in New York City on VoiceStream's network, in exchange for VoiceStream's use of Cingular's networ... (more)

QUALCOMM/Siemens Cross-Licensing Agreement Encourages Growth of Wireless

(August 26, 2002) - QUALCOMM has expanded a cross-licensing agreement with Germany's Siemens AG, granting Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (IC Mobile) the rights to make and sell infrastructure equipment worldwide for CDMA wireless systems. The agreement now provides Siemens with the rights to sell infrastructure equipment worldwide for all CDMA standards (IS-95, CDMA2000, 1X EV DO, WCDMA and TD-SCDMA) and subscriber units worldwide for UMTS, W-CDMA and TD-SCDMA standards. The expansion also grants QUALCOMM royalty-free rights under Siemens' patents to market an... (more)

Nokia Achieves World's First 1xEV-DV High Speed Data Call

(August 27, 2003) - Nokia today announced that the world's first cdma2000® 1xEV-DV high-speed packet data phone call was completed at Nokia's CDMA product creation center in San Diego. The call, achieving a peak data rate of 3.09 Mbps, was made between a test set based on a commercially available Nokia 2285 handset upgraded with a Nokia 1xEV-DV chipset and a Racal Instruments, Wireless Solutions Group, 1xEV-DV basestation emulator. This chipset is the world's first to support complete 1xEV-DV Release C functionality. Approved in mid-2002 by the Telecommunications Industry Associa... (more)