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October 2011 Industry News

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1394 Trade Association Publishes Chinese-language FireWire Design Guide
The 1394 Trade Association has translated its FireWire Design Reference Tutorial and Design Guide into Chinese. Versions are available in both simplified and traditional Chinese. An association board member said that China is the top market for devices using 1394 technology. More...
Record Submissions for 2011 Bluetooth Innovation World Cup
More than 330 developers have submitted ideas for the 2011 Bluetooth Innovation World Cup, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group reports. Judges are currently reviewing the submissions and the top nine will be presented to the public in November both online and at the World Forum for Medicine International Trade Fair with Congress (Medica) show. More...
Broadband Forum Launches BroadbandSuite 5.0
At its latest quarterly meeting, the Broadband Forum released BroadbandSuite 5.0, what it calls a comprehensive fiber resource. Forum CEO Robin Mersh said the suite "paves the way" for XG-PON1 and other next-gen fiber technologies. More...
Cloud Security Alliance Postpones Silicon Valley Conference
The Cloud Security Alliance Innovation Conference, first announced for this month, has been rescheduled for January 26, 2012. It will feature two tracks of programming covering applied research and customer case studies. More...
Fiber-to-the-Home Council Seeks President
The Fiber-to-the-Home Council announced that its current president, Daniel O'Connell, is leaving his post for an industry position. Past president Joe Savage will serve as interim president while a search for the organization's next leader is conducted. More...
GSMA: Customers Value Privacy
A research study conducted by the GSMA reveals that customers are more likely to embrace mobile Internet services if they are confident that their privacy will be maintained. Among the results: 78% of participants said they were concerned about third-parties being made aware of their location without their permission. The survey, the first in a series, was conducted in Singapore, Spain and the UK. More...
IEEE Launches Task Force for Amendment to 100 Gb/s Ethernet Standard
The IEEE has approved work to begin on an amendment to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard which will enhance the 100 Gb/s Ethernet physical layer (PHY) capabilities as in IEEE Standard 802.3ba. The chair of the task force developing the standard said it will help designers to minimize or eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks. More...
ITU Report Measures the Information Society
The latest version of the annual ITU report, "Measuring the Information Society," has been released. Among its findings: mobile networks are now ubiquitous -- saturated in developed countries, but growing strongly in developing countries -- and services are now more affordable, but still too pricey in developing nations. More...
Internet Society Announces IFG 2011 Ambassadors
Out of more than 140 applications, the Internet Forum selected 11 new ambassadors (along with five returning ambassadors) to attend the Internet Governance Forum in Kenya in September. The ambassador program is designed to build the knowledge and experience of the next generation of industry leaders. This year's ambassadors included students, academics, consultants and others from Kenya, Iran, Poland, Brazil, Papua New Guinea and other countries. More...
NGMN Recommends Creation of LTE Patent Pool
The board of the NGMN (covering next generation mobile networks) has come out strongly in favor of an LTE patent pool as "the best way to speed up the successful implementation of LTE." More...