May 17, 2013 - 05:15 PM EDT — AAPL: 433.26 (-1.318, -0.3%) | NASDAQ: 3498.965 (+33.722, +0.97%)
“The IEEE standards body that oversees the development of WiFi technology announced today a next-generation WiFi 802.22 technology designed to facilitate wireless data transfer up to 22Mbps over great distances up to 60 miles, or a hundred kilometers,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9to5Mac. “The interesting thing is, the new technology is utilizing television bands without interfering with reception of existing TV broadcast stations.”
Zibreg reports, “In our view, this could also knock out any rationale for the much talked-about AT&T/T-Mobile merger. For example, why use pricey cellular data if your phone is within the range of a 802.22 hotspot?”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dan King" for the heads up.]