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2010-09-23 12:44:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance welcomes a ruling issued today from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enabling the practical use of new unlicensed spectrum. Vacant spectrum from unused analog television bands - commonly called "TV white spaces" - presents an important new frequency for Wi-Fi operation, and today's FCC ruling provides usable guidance that is responsive to industry recommendations. "We share the FCC's enthusiasm about the potential...

2010-09-21 05:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Wi-Fi technology is fundamentally changing the way families and friends communicate, and Wi-Fi-enabled devices have replaced television as the "gathering place" for both Americans and those abroad, according to results from a new poll conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The survey, which gathered responses from more than 1,000 millennials (respondents ages 17 to 29) in the U.S. and 400 millennials in China, Japan and...

2010-05-09 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas and TOKYO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig Alliance) today announced a cooperation agreement for multi-gigabit wireless networking. The Wi-Fi Alliance and the WiGig Alliance will share technology specifications for the development of a next-generation Wi-Fi Alliance certification program supporting Wi-Fi® operation in the 60 GHz frequency band. This agreement further encourages the development of products...

2010-03-23 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The ubiquity of both Wi-Fi technology and advanced mobile phones are ushering in a new age for people who want a high-performance multimedia experience at their fingertips. Carriers, handset makers, and end users are embracing Wi-Fi on the handset for its coverage benefits, bandwidth boost, and wide availability. New data from ABI Research indicates that out of approximately 580 million Wi-Fi devices shipped in 2009, 141 million were handsets. The...

2010-01-07 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new consumer poll, conducted by the Wi-Fi Alliance on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show, demonstrates that Wi-Fi has become a sought after feature in consumer electronics. The poll results show strong interest in a wide variety of Wi-Fi-enabled entertainment applications, as well as a desire for a convenient, easy method to make those connections. With Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) Wi-Fi Direct technology becoming available later this year, Wi-Fi is...

2009-11-11 09:59:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aclara is pleased to announce that Mark Thompson, Vice-President of Strategic Communication Networks, has been elected by member companies of the Wi-Fi Alliance® to chair the newly formed Smart Grid task group. The Aclara(TM) brand represents leading utility networking and advanced metering infrastructure technologies and is part of the Utility Communications Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE). (Logo:...

2009-11-11 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- To address growing momentum in the Wi-Fi industry and help ensure Wi-Fi technology and certification programs continue to support evolving Smart Grid requirements, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced the release of a report titled "Wi-Fi® for the Smart Grid: Mature, Interoperable, Security-Protected Technology for Advanced Utility Management Communications", as well as its recent formalization of a Smart Grid task group. The "Wi-Fi for the...

2009-10-14 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Wi-Fi devices will soon be able to connect in a new way that makes it more simple and convenient than ever to do things like print, share and display. The Wi-Fi Alliance is nearing completion of a new specification to enable Wi-Fi devices to connect to one another without joining a traditional home, office, or hotspot network. The Wi-Fi Alliance expects to begin certification for this new specification in mid-2010, and products which achieve the...

2009-09-30 05:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance has begun product testing for its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n program, updating its two-year-old Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11n draft 2.0 program. The updated program adds testing for some popular optional features now more widely available in Wi-Fi equipment. The Wi-Fi Alliance has also introduced an updated logo, family of taglines, and product labeling matrix, to help consumers make informed choices about Wi-Fi products. The launch comes...

2009-08-31 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In-flight Wi-Fi access is fast becoming a highly valued airline amenity among frequent fliers and business travelers, who value it more than meal service, free movies and other perks, according to poll results released today by the Wi-Fi Alliance in conjunction with Wakefield Research. Travelers stated they would be willing to make significant sacrifices or change travel plans to ensure Wi-Fi access while in-air: 76 percent would choose an airline...


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