Connecting disparate, limited-function devices together so that they can work as such is about to get a bit easier. The Bluetooth SIG is working on its own standards, of course, but the Wi-Fi Alliance is looking to extend its own engendering protocols, too.
Enter Wi-Fi HaLow, a less resource-intensive standard that uses not only the 2.4 and 5 GHz stripes traditionally set for Wi-Fi, but also the 900MHz band. In addition to better range overall, we would also be getting better object penetration as well.
This tech’s mainly intended for use with Internet of Things [...]
Twitter leaker LlabTooFeR spotted a Wi-Fi Alliance certificate for the HTC One X9. This device, which would follow on the One A9, has been a hot topic among leakers in the mobile tech industry. We’ve been wondering about the chipset this supposed high-end-turned-mid-range phone would have and now we have a clue.
LlabTooFeR believes that the model number listed is concurrent with the “E56ML” codename and “HTC One X9” moniker.
In the full document (that you can download below), the MT6630 is listed as the Wi-Fi component. MediaTek first [...]
Internet connectivity while travelling across the country is kinda tough. If you don’t have unlimited data and a good Wi-Fi hotspot data stash, you’re left clinging to airports, restaurants, city parks and hotels. Sometimes, at nasty costs. If that weren’t enough, Hilton Hotels made it harder for those who had their own Wi-Fi hotspots to use them at their lodging resorts — just to corral them over to its paid internet services.
Turns out, the Federal Communications Commission hates that kind of thing. And with an investigation dragging out way too long since we [...]
We’ve been focusing on some high-level coverage in terms of the future technology we might be using and on what standards we’ll be using them on. Our Jaime Rivera reported on AT&T’s blueprint for Internet of Things devices during CTIA. Another “out there” thing we’re looking at is the proliferation of unlicensed LTE spectrum or LTE-U, as it’s known.
These bits of spectrum are typically in the 5GHz range, really intended for network coverage around arenas, parks and other compact, high-density spaces. If you’re familiar with [...]