Telecom Review Submissions Posted

Respondents argue pros, cons of need for regulation

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ROW International Briefs

Wi-Fi to lead in new home deployments: In-Stat
New research from In-Stat suggests that new home computer networks will be dominated by wireless local area network technology. The 640 consumers who responded to the survey said they are more likely to use the wireless home network for data-networking applications as opposed to consumer electronics applications. This presents a challenge for consumer electronics vendors, says In-Stat, in that they will have to overcome the perception that Wi-Fi is predominately used for data-centric applications. "The challenges that Wi-Fi faces, in terms of range, bandwidth, security, and quality of service, are being addressed by new standards that have either recently been ratified or are set to be ratified over the next several years," reads a market alert.

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Richard Zhang, president of CEC Mobile, has been appointed to Contec Innovations’ advisory committee. He will be based in Beijing, China. The announcement comes as Contec inks a memorandum of understanding with the China unit of a major telecommunication infrastructure company to evaluate the potential to market Contec’s Hornet product. CEC Mobile is a unit of CEC Group, a company that designs, assembles and markets mobile handsets to the Chinese market.

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ROW Short Takes

CRTC launches consultation into mobile TV
Canada’s telecommunications regulator has initiated a consultation seeking input on what is the most appropriate way to regulate mobile TV services, now launched by Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility. The CRTC wants to know whether the services fall under the New Media Exemption Order of 1999 or instead should be regulated under another mechanism. Comments are due September 12 and replies due September 27. The consultation appears to have already come to the conclusion that the services do fall under the exemption order, based on its three questions to interested parties.

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Vancouver firm In Motion deploys mobile Wi-Fi with emergency

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