ALSO NOTED: T-Mobile hotspot promo; Tweaks improve 802.11g some; and much more...

> You want to have access at hotspots but are still hesitating because of the price? Thousands of T-Mobile HotSpots around the country will be offering their services for free during a limited promotion. Details

> Tweaks to 802.11g access points make them better but still not as fast as advertised. Review

> Broomfield, CO-based Sirenza Microdevices released the newest addition to Sirenza's line of high performance products for 802.16 d/e applications. The SZM-3066Z is a high-linearity 2 watt power amplifier allowing connectivity and high throughput in WiMAX CPE, APs and base station equipment. Release (.pdf)

> WiMAX Watch: PAN Wireless, a newly formed joint venture between Networks By Wireless, the U.K. leading wireless systems integrator, and PAN Telecom, Ukraine's leading provider of satellite and telecommunications products, has installed the first of its planned roll out of Aperto Networks WiMAX-class base station products in Ukraine. Article

> Canadian broadband fixed wireless solutions provider SR Telecom has won a $10 million contract to deploy equipment for Mexican fixed line operator Axtel. The shipments will be sent immediately, with additional services to come on stream in the second half of 2006. Report

> Stratos Global announced the commercial launch of StratosMAX, a new broadband wireless access (BWA) network in the Gulf of Mexico. Article

And Finally... WiFi users in densely populated areas, or large apartment buildings, are already aware of this growing problem: Piggybacking by neighbors. Forget the invasion of privacy--these freeloaders overload the circuits, slowing down traffic and causing other sorts of mayhem. What to do? Article

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