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The A to Z Encylopedia of Wireless Technology 10

Posted by Zonk
from the its-in-the-air-all-around-us dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Silicon.com's Encyclopedia of Wireless Technology takes a stab at untangling the assorted standards associated with wi-fi — including potted explanations of the likes of Zigbee, UMTS, HSDPA and WiMax." From the article: "Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), also called W-CDMA, is one of the 3G mobile standards jockeying for position in Europe. First introduced into the UK by 3 in 2003, it is sometimes called 3GSM as it is a 3G tech designed to replace GSM. UMTS has the potential to support 11Mbps data transfer rates and can be used for things like mobile videoconferencing."
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The A to Z Encylopedia of Wireless Technology

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  • R is for Retarded (Score:2, Insightful)

    by bano (410)
    This seems to be a marketing buzzword collection(only 26 one for each letter harrrr) and not an "Encyclopedia".

    Y is for Yucca because plants distort wifi signal.
    Thats simply in there because they could find a buzzword in the wifi realm that starts with Y.
  • Because his brain will fry if he gets out of his cage.
  • I thought this was about wireless technology not about IT staff...

    Seriously though, that's an encyclopedia? Neither ZigBee nor WiMax nor Bluetooth "articles" mentioned IEEE. Better opt for a real encyclopedia and relabel this as a bunch of marketing abstracts.
  • Waste (Score:3, Interesting)

    by djupedal (584558) on Tuesday November 28, 2006 @08:48PM (#17027446)
    What a waste of time - nothing but a slow-motion method of getting you to pull pages/adverts. It is neither useful, nor credible - most likely a feh-fah-phishing pond as well. Can't believe someone submitted it. Can't understand how it was picked for listing...

    If you really need such a resource, the two below are decent examples:

  • Hello? EVDO? They cover W-CDMA, which has seen minimal use, but not EV-DO, which is carried by Sprint Nextel and all the networks that piggyback on them like Embarq and Verizon, the 2nd and third largest providers in the US, along with all these others [wikipedia.org]? Cingular is pretty much the only carrier I know of that uses W-CDMA, and that's due to some poor planning by AT&T with DoCoMo or something. Even though Cingular is the largest in the US, their 58 million users pale in comparison the the other two's 1

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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