Wi-Fi Direct to be in mobile phones by year's end; Telstra switches on first LTE base stations in Australia

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> Wi-Fi Direct, a peer-to-peer networking standard that came out last year but has been slow to appear in consumer products, will be in a large percentage of mobile phones by year's end, according to communications chip maker Broadcom. Article

> Australian telco Telstra has switched on its first LTE base stations in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. Article

> The French navy and the Bollore Group, teamed up with Samsung to equip six of its vessels with a WiMAX system that provides internet on boats.The navy is hoping to use the system for better rescue response and coastal surveillance. Article

And finally... Some 61 percent of mobile workers sleep with their smartphones, with many of them waking up during the night to check them, according to a report released yesterday by mobile services provider iPass. Article