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daily link  12 April 2003

Enter the MAN (802.16a) Haters

Enter the MAN Haters. Interesting different perspective on the 802.16a standard. Obviously much more here than meets the eye. [Unstrung]

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daily link  11 April 2003

Tutorials on OFDM

802.11 Planet as a couple of tutorials on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing: OFDM: Old Technology for New Markets and OFDM's New Uses.

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daily link  10 April 2003


The purpose of the WiMAX Forum is to promote deployment of broadband wireless access networks by using a global standard and certifying interoperability of products and technologies. This includes:

  • Support IEEE 802.16 standard
  • Propose and promote access profiles for ther IEEE 802.16 standard
  • Certify interoperability levels both in network and the cell
  • Achieve global acceptance
  • Promote use of broadband wireless access overall

Also see this related article at 802.11 Planet.

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Hong Kong's Broadband Portals

Hong Kong, China has the second highest broadband penetration in the world as described in this ITU report (PDF). Hong Kong's two main broadband portals (www.now.com.hk and www.i-cable.com) allow you to purchase and stream movies online.

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Daum: Korea's Top Web Portal

The Republic of Korea has the highest broadband penetration in the world (see page 6 of this recent report issued by ITU (PDF)). The corresponding ITU country case study discusses Daum, Koreaís top portal web site. Some 90 per cent of all Korean Internet users log onto Daum. Around 450 million pages of Daumís content is viewed on an average day ranking it as one of the top Intenet portals in both pages per user and session time in the world.

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daily link  07 April 2003

Promoting Broadband Networks

The ITU is hosting a workshop this week on the different strategies used by ITU Member States, at both local and national levels, for promoting the deployment and use of broadband networks. The key research question is why some economies have been more successful than others and whether this success can be replicated. In preparation for the workshop, the ITU Strategy and Policy Unit has now posted its workshop background paper (PDF, Word) as well as Country Case Studies for Canada (PDF, Word), Iceland (PDF, Word), Japan (PDF. Word), Republic of Korea (PDF) and Hong Kong, China (PDF).

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daily link  04 April 2003

ITU-T H.264: Superior Video Codec Coming

At the next meeting of ITU-T Study Group 16, an important high-performance video encoding/decoding standard is likely to be approved, entitled Recommendation H.264, "Advanced Video Coding for Generic Audiovisual Services". H.264 is the result of work by the Joint Video Team (JVT) which combined the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). This article in vnunet.com discusses a possible application of the emerging standard, which includes videoconferencing, digital storage media, television broadcasting, and Internet streaming (also see this earlier vnunet.com article and CNET article. H.264 can deliver the same quality as MPEG-2 (e.g. used in DVD players) but with much less bandwidth.

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daily link  11 March 2003

EarthLink and Vonage to Partner for US National VOIP Service

New Telephony is reporting that EarthLink and Vonage are going to partner to provide US national VOIP service.

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daily link  07 March 2003

Dog Food Cans Boost Broadband

A businessman in Derbyshire has come up with a low-tech solution to a hi-tech problem: using dog food cans to connect his home through the airwaves to the internet. [BBC News] Perhaps he got the idea from reading QPootle5 to his children.

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