The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has a new Promoter member: Apple Inc. Apple has been an associate board member since 2011 but this now elevates them to voting member status. There are now 10 voting companies on the SIG’s board.
The Ethernet Alliance held a four-day plugfest in June. The event covered 40G and 100G, as well as a technical feasibility event on 25 Gbps technologies. It was billed as the largest multi-vendor testing event for the technologies to date.
The GSMA has announced details of its upcoming “Innovation City,” which will be held at the upcoming Mobile World Congress Shanghai. The exhibit will allow visitors to walk through a real-world city environment while using a variety of mobile-connected technologies.
The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee recently completed three experimental trials addressing privacy risks on wireless networks while using globally-unique media access control (MAC) addresses. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) partnered with IEEE for the trials, which were held at meetings in Berlin, Dallas and Honolulu.
A new study from the Internet Society says this is the right time for African nations to take advantage of the potential for Internet access throughout the continent. The report calls for the establishment of at least one Internet eXchange Point in each country as well as completing ongoing transitions to IPv6 and digital broadcasting.
Speakers at the upcoming Rural Wireless Summit will include FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly, Associated Carrier Group president Russ Lipinsky, and Rise Broadband co-founder Jeff Kohler. The event will be held in September in conjunction with CTIA’s Super Mobility 2015.
Fujitsu, Vodafone, SK Telcom and Parallel Wireless were among the winners of the Small Cell Industry Awards 2015, announced by the Small Cell Forum in June. The awards recognize excellence in commercial deployment, design and technology, and social impact.