ALSO NOTED: IEEE launches 802.11T task group; Nintendo DS WiFi hits 1M user mark; and much more...

> Research In Motion (RIM), fresh from its patent infringement settlement deal, has announced support for Cisco Unified CallManager 5.0 with the BlackBerry WLAN solution to provide on-campus mobile users with IP telephony capabilities. Report

> Toronto's public health department said it was following up on complaints that a plan by Toronto Hydro to install wireless WiFi transmitters on streetlight posts throughout the city could cause health problems. Article

> Buyers of WiFi equipment and systems must be assured that all products have the performance and stability to carry mission-critical applications and data. The IEEE set up the 802.11T Task Group to see what can be done. Article

> Nintendo DS WiFi services reaches 1 million users. Article

> The latest industry that sees rapid WiFi deployment? The world's iron, coal and copper mines. Article

> Airgo has signed its first WiFi pact with a major Asia-based ODM, Taiwan's Asustek Computer. Asustek is known primarily for manufacturing motherboards and will integrate the Airgo 802.11n MIMO-based chip sets into both routers and notebook PCMCIA cards. Article

> The Wi-Fi Alliance announced today that its WPA2 security certification is now mandatory in order for products to receive WiFi certification. Report

> Last Friday, the IEEE 802.11 Working Group voted to establish the e1.0 draft of the 802.11n specification and submit it to letter balloting. The vote took place during the IEEE's bi-monthly meeting in Denver. Site

> Airspan plans to start shipping MicroMAX-SOC to its first customers in April 2006. MicroMAX-SOC is based on the SQN2010 WiMAX Certified base station system design of Sequans. Release

> Airspan announced its 16eUSB mobile WiMAX adapter today, apparently the first device of its kind. Report

> The Universal Powerline Association has completed the first version of its "Digital Home Standard" high-speed powerline networking specification. Site

> More about China's WAPI move. Report

And Finally... In India's eastern Orissa state, a WiFi-equipped bus drive through remote villages to pick up and drop off email. The bus idea, started as an MIT Asia Labs project, may well be a model for networking remote areas. Report

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